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  • helene cincebeaux
    Jan 10, 2011
      Hi Deb - i was told that when the young men were taken into military service for
      2 years at age 18 - the year before that they were denied nothing. They got new
      clothes and partied.

      They couldn't go to service married so that's why so many marriages were alter
      legitimatized - God help the poor girl whose boyfriend never came back or who
      found another.

      i recall in the 70s when i learned a good friend's mother was a "free mother" -
      in other words she had the child but never married - it seemed to be OK.

      also back then it seemed like in so many cases young people didn't marry until
      the woman was pregnant.

        these were my observations from experiences traveling there.


      From: Deb <dremetta@...>
      To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Mon, January 10, 2011 9:40:46 AM
      Subject: [S-R] Re: Illeg

      So interesting...it's like you were reading my mind. I, too, have been going
      through the films online and have been very surprised at the number of
      illegitimate children born. Only rarely is the father noted.

      Was the family "shamed"??? Anyone know how these illeitimate births were
      viewed...seemed to be quite a few in the 1850-1890 timeframe where I've been
      focusing my search.

      Insights anyone?


      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "tom geiss" <tomfgurka@...> wrote:
      > One of the stange quirks about genealogy is that, whenever an illegitimate
      >child is born, the name of the father is never mentioned.
      > I saw, in viewing films, that my great-grandmother had two children before she
      >ever got married. She was listed at the same house number where my grandma and
      >her siblings were born
      > She was called "servilis" which , I presume meant that she was a housemaid?
      >Finally she got married.
      > Tom
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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