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In doing genealogy record search, in the marriage section there is the phrase 'union libre'. What does that mean besides free union?

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  • living together without being legally married - kmeza Mar 12, 2010 flag

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If a couple's status was "unión libre" it means that they were living together and in every way married though they never got legally married.

  • "Common law marriage"?? - 0074b507 Mar 12, 2010 flag
  • I think it's similar to a common law marriage but not exactly the same because a common law marriage is recognized as legally binding in some places and I don't think that that exists in MX. - alba3 Mar 12, 2010 flag
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