Re: [JohnstonAustralia] A Little Research Reminder...
- Also the time factor, can apply... for years I thought that my mother, born in the Tamleugh area, probably met father, somewhere between there and Euroa(where the Johnstons lived) However after mum's father died, it appears, that grandma and her unmarried family( which would include my mother) moved to Euroa. I know that gr/ma's mother was also a wwidow and living in Euroa then. My parents were married in Euroa and mst of my siblings born there...Meg----- Original Message -----From: Don JohnstonTo: petenv@...Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2011 8:36 PMSubject: [JohnstonAustralia] A Little Research Reminder...
In trying to research and locate spouses and their families we often forget or dont take into account the simple things of so many years ago, the statements below are a timely research reminder
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.
The Hugh Weir Rule:
In another version of this rule which applies to the horse-and-carriage set:
intermarriages usually occurred within a 20-mile radius, the distance a horse and carriage could easily undertake.