Hi again everyone! I’ve been looking at a lot of neat stuff in the last couple of days. One really neat thing deserves mentioning on here!
I have searched for my grandfather and grandmother Forbes’ marriage license for the last 7 years and have yet to locate it! Of course, I know they were married, I just want to have the paperwork to verify this and to save future researchers the headache of having to go through what I am going through. Anyway, back to the subject, I have searched through all the county courthouses that I thought they would have went to to get married but have been unable to find it.
Today, thanks to Ancestry’s new Military Collection, I have come one step closer to solving this mystery. How can that be? Well, I found my grandfather, George Charles Forbes’ World War I draft registration card on Ancestry and was surprised to find that he had registered in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. I have searched all the little counties in Texas close to Louisiana but never thought of going TO Louisiana! Perhaps this will lead me to find the record in Shreveport!
One other thing, I had mentioned earlier that an uncle had told me that my grandfather had been married once before my grandmother. Well, that may turn out to be true. He said he thought they said her last name was Lee. On my grandfather’s Draft Registration he put down Annie Lee Forbes as his closest relative. I have no record of anyone with that name in my database. I may be close to solving two mysteries here!
I just wanted to share that with you all. Sometimes you find helpful information in the strangest places. Consider me as having learned a lesson today!