Going back to the old country #general

Arthur N. Feinberg <feinber2@...>

Just to weigh in on relatives going back to the old country to get married.
I had one who came to NY around 1868 as a small kid. I could find nothing
more on her until I saw her name on JRI Poland, marriages 1887 from
Suwalki, where I knew they lived. I assumed that she went back to get
herself a husband.

However, the right answer came up with better research. Turned out that the
person on the JRI Poland database was her first cousin, both of them named
after their maternal grandmother. As often happens, both cousins, girls,
had the same last name because their mothers married guys >from the same
family, not an uncommon occurrence in the days of matchmaking.

Arthur N. Feinberg

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