[APG Public List] Preferred time of year for Catholic marriages

Aunt Lizzie's Trunk auntlizzie at snet.net
Thu Oct 7 09:42:53 MDT 2010

Having been raised Catholic, I am quite surprised to hear this. Do you 
have documentation?


LBoswell wrote:
> there was (is still?) a definite preference for Catholics as to 
> preferred times of the year for marriages.  Could it be related to her 
> religious faith?
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* Michael John Neill <mailto:mjnrootdig at gmail.com>
>     *To:* APG APG Public <mailto:apgpubliclist at apgen.org>
>     *Sent:* Thursday, October 07, 2010 10:44 AM
>     *Subject:* [APG Public List] mid-late 19th Century Marriage Time
>     Preferences?
>     My newly "found" aunt has five (so far) documentable marriage
>     dates between 1856 and 1883. Each marriage took place in either
>     February or March, which seemed a little coincidental. Has anyone
>     noticed anything in the way of "preferences" or tendencies for the
>     time of a year for marriages during this time period? Or was it
>     just that this lady apparently preferred marrying during those
>     months. These marriages took place in Nebraska and Iowa. Aunt Emma
>     has at least one other marriage, but I just don't have a date.
>     Michael
>     -- 
>     ------------------------------------
>     Michael John Neill
>     Casefile Clues-Genealogy How-Tos
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