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

Lisa Gorrell snrylisa at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 09:49:43 MDT 2010

I believe there was a prohibition to being married during Lent.

Lisa Gorrell

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Aunt Lizzie's Trunk <auntlizzie at snet.net>wrote:

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