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OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

in unfading black ink, and no certificate shall be held to be complete and correct that does not supply all of the items of information called for in this act, or satisfactorily account for their omission.

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blanks and

Section 5. That the State Registrar shall prepare, State Regis print and supply to all registrars all blanks and forms and supply all used in registering, recording and preserving the re- forms turns, or in otherwise carrying out the purposes of this act; and shall prepare and issue such detailed instructions as may be required to secure the uniform obseryance of its provisions and the maintenance of a perfect system of registration. And no other blanks shall be used than those supplied by the State Registrar. He shall carefully examine the certificates received from the Local Registrars, and if any such are incomplete and unsatisfactory he shall require such further information to be furnished as may be necessary to make the record complete and satisfactory. He shall further arrange, bind and permanently preserve the certificates in a systematic manner.

Section 6. Each Local Registrar shall be required to Loc make three correct copies of each marriage certificate trars to make received that is properly and completely made out. One marriage copy of which shall be kept by the Local Registrar making the same, one copy shall be forwarded to the State Registrar of the State Board of Health and one copy Disposit shall be forwarded to the Recorder of Deeds of the County in which the Vital Statistic Registration district of said Local Registrar is located. For each copy of a marriage certificate properly and completely made out and forwarded to the said Recorder of Deeds, the Local Registrar shall be paid the sum of twenty-five cents by the Treasurer of the County in which the Vital Statistic paid local Reco Registration district of said Local Registrar is located; copy of remarprovided, however, that the Board of Health of the City cate by County

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OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

of Wilmington

Registrars and
Sub-registrars

of Wilmington or the proper officer thereof shall be paid the sum of twenty-five cents for each copy of a marriage

certificate properly and completely made out and forHealth of City warded to the Recorder of Deeds of New Castle County

by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages of the

City of Wilmington. The Deputy Registrar and the of Deputy.com. Sub-Registrar shall be paid the sum of ten cents for each

trans certificate received and returned by them as provided in

Section 4 of this Act and the said sum of ten cents shall be deducted from the amount payable to the Local Registrar for forwarding the copy of the marriage certificate to the Recorder of Deeds. All sums payable under the provisions of this Section shall be paid quarterly by the Treasurers of the several Counties.

Loose-leaf
Binders for
Recorder of
Deeds

Section 7. The Recorder of Deeds of each county in Delaware shall be furnished with Loose-leaf Binders for Marriages, into which he shall place in proper order the returns of Marriages immediately on the receipt of same from the different Local Registrars of the county of which he is the Recorder of Deeds, said returns shall be made quarterly by the said Local Registrars.

The Binders shall be plainly marked

“Register of Marriages" '. To be partec- and shall be part of his official records. All said regis

ters shall at all times be accessible to physicians, clergyRegisters to be men and lawyers without charge.

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Each Local Registrar shall be furnished with Looseleaf Binders similar to those furnished the Recorder of Deeds, and shall file his quarterly copy in same manner as the Recorder of Deeds. The State Registrar shall be furnished with Loose-leaf Binders, and shall file the quarterly copies in same manner as the Recorder of Deeds.

OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

of marriage

Section 8. That the State Registrar or Recorder of Certified copy Deeds shall, upon request, furnish any applicant a cer- record tified copy of the record of marriage registered under provisions of this act, for the making and certification of which he shall be entitled to a fee of fifty cents, to be Fee for same paid by the applicant. And the record or any such copy of the record of a marriage, when properly certified by the State Registrar or County Recorder of Deeds to be a true copy thereof, shall be prima facie evidence in all courts and places of the facts therein stated. For any search of the files and records, when no certified copy is made, the State Registrar or Recorder of Deeds shall be Searching of entitled to a fee of fifty cents for each hour or fractional records part of an hour of time of search to be paid by the applicant.

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Section 9. And any Local Registrar or Deputy Registrar, who shall neglect or fail to enforce the provisions of this act in his district, or shall neglect or refuse to perform any of the duties imposed upon him by this act or by the instructions and directions of the State Registrar, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, up- Penalty for....

neglect of duty on conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than ten dol- of Sub-regis- * lars nor more than one hundred dollars.

trars, &c.

penalty

And any person who shall wilfully alter any certifi- Alteration of

“ certificate of cate of marriage, or the copy of any certificate of mar- marriage and riage, on file in the office of the Local Registrar, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than Ten Dollars nor more than One Hundred Dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding sixty days, or suffer both fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

And any other person or persons who shall violate Pinality for any of the provisions of this act, or who shall wilfully this act neglect or refuse to perform any duties imposed upon

OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH.

them by the provisions of this act, or shall furnish false information for the purpose of making incorrect certification of marriage shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than One Hundred Dollars.

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Religious Soci- Section 10. It shall be the duty of any person, and of returns of mar- the clerk or keeper of the records of any religious socienized by them ty hy or before whom any marriage or marriages may

hereafter be solemnized or contracted, to make full and complete return of the same, on blanks furnished by the State Registrar of Vital Statistics, on or before the last

day of the month in which said marriage or marriages Time of report were solemnized or contracted, to return the certificate

or certificates of such marriage or marriages to the Local Registrar of the district in which said marriage or marriages were solemnized or contracted. A separate form shall be used for each marriage reported. All such certificates shall be filed according to their dates.

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That for each marriage certificate properly and completely made out and registered with the Local Registrar or Local Sub-registrar of the District in which the marriage occurred, the maker thereof shall receive the sum of ten cents. The Local Registrar shall certify to the State Registrar the amount thus due each person on the first day of each year.

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Stato Registrar The State Registrar shall then draw by warrant from rants on Coun- the County Treasurer of each county the amount due

each person for said certificates in each county, provided, said amount shall tally with the marriage certificates registered in the Bureau of Vital Statistics, and shall immediately on receiving said monies from said County Treasurer pay said persons as provided in this section.

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Any person or Clerk of Record, as in this section hereinbefore designated, shall within twenty-four hours report said marriage to the State Registrar of Vital Statistics on a form supplied by the State Registrar.

Form of information blank

This form shall contain the following information.
Name of Groom.
Residence of Groom.
Name of Bride.
Residence of Bride.
Date of Marriage.
Place of Marriage.
Name of person or Clerk solemnizing marriage.

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This report shall in no way supplant or relieve any Report not to responsibility for filing a certificate of the marriage as sub provided for in this act. Any person or clerk failing to cato make a report as herein provided shall be liable to the penalties provided in Section 14 of this act.

Section 11. If any person or clerk of any society, by Nesle or before whom marriages may be solemnized, shall neg- duties imposed lect or refuse to comply with the duties imposed on such person or persons, by any part or parts of this act, he shall be fined not less than Five or more than Twentyfive Dollars for each and every case so neglected or refused; to be recovered before any Justice of the Peace. No penalties under this section to interfere with the specific penalties laid down in Section 14 of this act.

Section 12. It shall be the duty of the çlerygmen, or cle ministers of religion of all denominations, and all clerks clerks or keepor keepers of records of societies, and all other persons, of religious by or before whom any marriage may hereafter be sol-port to State emnized, or contracted, on or before the first day of July, 1913, and hereafter of all such persons as may occupy the positions herein mentioned in this State, to report

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