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Real-life love stories

Have you run across touching stories of "love, lost and found" in your tree? If so, add the profiles to this project so we can all rejoice.

Not limited to couples -- families reclaimed, best friends, even amazing pet stories more than welcome. A good narrative in the profile overview however "is" requested.

Collaborators (and invite more collaborators), please add to the "notables" and "resources" sections to inspire us all, and upload photos and documents. Translations also more than welcome.

NEHGS ( did a weekly survey, here are results:

The Weekly Genealogist Survey:

  • Last week's survey asked about your ancestors' experiences with love and marriage. 3,630 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
    • 14%, At least one of my ancestors had an arranged marriage.
    • 21%, At least one of my ancestors had a broken engagement.
    • 36%, At least one of my ancestors had a fiancé or spouse who was killed in a war.
    • 15%, At least one of my ancestors had a spouse who died within six months of their wedding day.
    • 32%, At least one of my ancestors died within six months of a spouse's death.
    • 15%, At least one of my ancestors was involved in a bigamous marriage.
    • 45%, At least one of my ancestors was married more than three times.
    • 5%, At least one of my ancestors was reunited with a long-lost love.
    • 60%, At least one of my ancestors was married 60 years or more.



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