22532Re: marriage records question
- Sep 2, 2008
> uzavrete manzelstva and zmiesane manzelstva.As Ben has already said, the phrase simply means "marriages registered
[in this record]."
> mixed Catholic and non-Catholic?Yes. The farther back we go under the Habsburgs, the more formal and
customary regulations there were that governed such marriages.
> groaning, "she's at it again about potatoes!"Oh, and in Russia to boot... 8-) But perhaps there's a Russian
forum somewhere that knows about the ways of the Russian peasant.
Could it stem from some (Older) Russian--(Polish)--English lexical
confusion concerning potatoes and sugar beet? New crops had a variety
of local names and the same name was sometimes applied to different
plants. Eg., the Slovak _repa_ mostly means "sugar beet," but is used
regionally to refer to potatoes (and also to beetroot, which is mostly
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