28650RE: [S-R] Re: Illeg & life "back then"
- Jan 10, 2011Ding ding ding! We have a winner. I've seen that a lot. Lots of girls were pregnant at the altar in rural, small villages especially in the east. Often they got married when they were pregnant. You can often figure this out by looking at birth and marriage records. You'll find the child was born less than nine months after the wedding.
Marriages were usually done for economic reasons - you could not survive without the arrangement and were usually kicked out of the homestead at a young age.
Some stories and research about "life long ago":
From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of helene cincebeaux
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2011 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Re: Illeg
...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.
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