"Woman Finds Out She Has Four Husbands"
This is the headline that screamed out to me on MSN.com on Sunday night. Of course, I immediately hit the link to see what this was about. The genealogist in me was chomping at the bit to hear more.
The article summarized another article that appeared in the New York Post on March 17th. Basically, a woman goes to get a marriage certificate. The request is denied by officials because they say she is already married twice. It turns out that her birth certificate was stolen and used fraudulently. The best part is that the woman was served divorce papers by one of the men that she was "married" to. What! Even better, she found out that even though she has been married to her husband since 2004, another fake marriage has cropped up.
Here is the link for the full story:
Qns woman 'married' to multiple men in immigration scams
This story makes my marriage dates look simple. Yes, I married the same man twice within a week. My story is not scandalous though. We planned a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. To make things easy, we got legally hitched with our parents as witnesses in the United States almost a week before our wedding date. We celebrate the day we spent with friends and family in Mexico as our official anniversary date.