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Re: A Little Research Reminder...

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  • newyork10801
    I wonder if a couple met in church and both were from the opposite far reaches of the parish, if this rule would necessarily apply?
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 16, 2011
      I wonder if a couple met in church and both were from the opposite far reaches of the parish, if this rule would necessarily apply?


      >
      > The Paddy Casey Rule:
      >
      > In my family history research I constantly make use of the 5-mile rule, i.e.
      > that spouses were usually found within a 5-mile radius of the index person's
      > house because that was the distance a suitor could walk of an evening and,
      > after an evenings courting, get back home in time for a hard day's work the
      > next day.
      >
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