I do not usually post in this forum as I am actually trying to prove my Polish citizenship. However, I am in a bind.
My grandparents, though Polish, were married in Germany in 1946 while they were in Displaced Persons camps. Five years later, they left Germany, arrived in the US and lived there permanently.
The problem I am running into is that I need to obtain an official/original marriage certificate. I actually have the very original certificate that was issued in 1946 but since it would be foolish to give up my only official record of their marriage I possess, I want to find a better way.
Has anyone been able to obtain an official marriage certificate of their relatives before? What process did you have to go through? Also, I am in NY so it would relatively easy to get to the consulate. Would they be able to issue me a legal certificate if I brought the original I have?
Thanks for your help!