Re: [Meri / Mari - First Born?
They were RC. I remember being told that my grandparents needed a dispensation to get married and I think my
grandmother's parents also needed permission. The village is in the Burgenland province of Austria and probably had
about 200-300 people. Most of the marriages were in the 1870's-1890's. Ethnicity was Austrian (even though the area
was in Hungary at the time of the marriages.)
> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 07:50:11 -0400
> From: "Bill Tarkulich" <bill.tarkulich@...>
>Subject: RE: Re: Meri / Mari - First Born?
>Interesting. What faith were these marriages? Roman Catholic? What
>period of time? Size of village? Would also be interested in
>ethnicity. I ask all these to try to get a handle on the social norms
>that surround the acceptance of such practices. I'm sure that the
>academics have studied this to statistical death, but it's interesting
>to see it "up close and Personal".
>From: jwm469@... [mailto:jwm469@...]
>Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 5:06 PM
>Subject: [S-R] Re: Meri / Mari - First Born?
>On the Austrian side of my family there are cousin marriages. My
>grandparents were first cousins (their mothers were
>sisters). My grandmother's parents were also first cousins (supposedly)
>but I haven't found any evidence. I believe that
>they may have been 2nd cousins.
>I have also found that a widow may marry one of her deceased husband's
>cousins or even his brother. I've seen a
>couple of those marriage records also. That could explain the same last
>names in some marriages.