AfriGeneas Brick Wall Forum
Re: Martha Lee Brick Wall
In Response To: Martha Lee Brick Wall ()
1. You wrote: “my brick wall is confirming the marriage license in 1883 really belongs to them”
Reply: Your best bet would be to write about what you have, and add the information about the two women in a section titled “further research to be completed…” You could also create two family trees, one with each name and a question mark in the birth/death fields. Or you could wait for the marriage record and hope that it includes the parent’s names.
2. You wrote: "Can you suggest anything else for me? When I contacted the county, I was told they disn't actually keep the records for AA back then and sent them on to Little Rock. Little Rock is where I ordered it from and at first they sent me back to the county who said there wasn't a record period. When I gave them batch No m586293 and source 1017680V.F-h I was told they would look for it."
Reply: The reference number you provided is actually that of a reel of microfilm that you can rent and view only at a Family History Center(Mormon). To find a center near your home, go to:
It takes two weeks for the film to arrive once it’s been requested at the center. The reel refers to Phillips County, Arkansas marriage records contained within volumes F-H, dated 1883-1888. If you decide to rent the film, use reference number: FHL US/CAN Film 1017680. Below is a link to the library record:
If you are pushed for time, you could contact a genealogist who can retrieve the record for you from Phillips County courthouse. If you request the record by mail, it will probably take several weeks and you may not get the certificate before the reunion.