1,300 Missing Missouri Marriage records from Newspapers, 1812-1853.
By: Lois Stanley, George Wilson & Maryhelen Wilson, Pub. 1979, Reprinted 2020, 110 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-435-2.
Newspapers may be the ONLY source of data about marriages missing from civil records, often they reported parents' names, location of the ceremony, minister or Justice of the Peace. Especially valuable marriages of Missourians which took place outside the state, shown in hometown papers.