Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. I am particularly interested in finding a marriage/divorce abou
It's a matter of some delicacy and I have absolutely no desire to ruffle any relatives' feathers. It needs to be put in the family record correctly, however. A relative deliberately seduced and married a man in Louisiana sometime about 1945-1950. The stories vary whether she did it to act as a 'beard' or with the intention of accusing him in a scandalous divorce of inappropriate behavior or simply to skin him of as much cash as possible. Doesn't matter. Her father went down to Louisiana, dragged her home (again), but obtained a large settlement which she later used to help buy a farm with her true love. Supposedly the victim was much older and wealthy. I know his name and where he was from and believe I have found him, but none of the available marriage records/divorce records are online. They may have been married in New Orleans where she was living. Can you get records for that period? Any advice on proving the marriage/divorce? Is there a statewide resource for indexes?