Church record of marriage & marriage application vs. license
Hello! I am searching for unofficial documents related to my grandmother's marriage in order to support my application for dual citizenship to the Republic of Ireland. Due to numerous name inconsistencies (spelling, nicknames vs. birth names), I am being asked to search for unofficial documents in the hope that one or more used a nickname or derivative.
First request: how does one find record of a church marriage if the congregation has now turned over? In this case, the Trinity United Methodist Church in Highland Park, MI is now a Baptist Church. Do the records stay with the physical church or do they move with the governing body (e.g., Methodists)? I have asked the new church this question and have not received a response.
Second request: how does one find the actual marriage license application vs. that of the official marriage license? I have the original, certified marriage license and am having difficulty finding the application they may have filled out. I have asked the Wayne County Clerk for this information and have not received a response.
For reference, the year of their marriage is 1924 in Highland Park, MI (Wayne County, USA).
Thank you so much for any light you are able to shed.