In 1921 my father's cousin married his niece. They could not do so in
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NY as such marriages were illegal, so they went to Rhode Island.
Jill Carrigan wrote:
At that point in NY, they probably would not have cared. I'd still go for
"Israel P" <IsraelP@pikholz.org> wrote
An aunt of my mother's married a man who may have been her first cousin,
in 1909 in Manhattan.
I have ordered the marriage record, intending to see the parents' names,
but it occurs to me that if NY did not allow cousin marriages, the
information on the marriage record may be phoney. (There were recent
immigrants >from Russia and may not have had independent birth
Am I worrying for naught?