I was married 14yrs ago, my husband passed away a few years ago. After we married, I found out the person that married us never sent the marriage certificate to the probate office. I just found this out because I lost my copy while moving and tried to get another one (thru the Dept of Vital Records-we were married in South Carolina), and was told there was no copy on file. So I called the probabe office in the county I was married in and spoke with the probabte clerk, whio advised me (AFTER speaking with the judge) the If I brought the person who married us to the probabte office and get him to fill out an affidavit and get it notarized, they would issue me a license) Now I mind you, I no longer live in SC, but in NY, so I came back to SC to get this straightened out, and now the clerk and the judge are saying they don't know if they can issue me a license since my husband is deceased. (That was my main reason of calling them before I made the trip down here to SC, otherwise I would never have come down here. The clerk assured me this would be no problem, she even called me back to verify that they would be able to do this!) Please advise as to what my next steps would be to get a license....I have my social security card that shows my name change (and i believe that change could not have taken place without showing proof of marriage) Thanks in advance for the help!!!