Did your ancestor get married twice to the same person?

Maybe your ancestor and the spouse-to-be had a marriage license in one county or state, and then both moved.  When they got to their new location, they again got a marriage license.  And, then they got married.  So, in the records, they acquired 2 marriage licenses, and had one marriage certificate!

So, if you find your ancestor’s marriage license, do not conclude that they were married there until you can confirm with a marriage certificate!