[APG Public List] mid-late 19th Century Marriage Time Preferences?

LBoswell laboswell at rogers.com
Thu Oct 7 08:51:14 MDT 2010

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 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Michael John Neill
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  Subject: [APG Public List] mid-late 19th Century Marriage Time 

  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 


  Michael John Neill
  Casefile Clues-Genealogy How-Tos
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