In a message dated 3/20/2006 7:32:47 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
I just got my paternal grandparents' ketubah
translated, thanks to the quick response of three
folks on this list (all of whom have been privately
thanked. I have had a lot of trouble finding the NY
State registration for their marriage, but now that I
have the exact date >from the ketubah, it should
theoretically be easier to get the secular document,
Well, the trouble is that the names don't quite match,
nor does the date. I'm betting that it's the right
record anyway, and I'll send for a copy, but just to
share (and reinforce how flexible we need to be with
names), here's the *real* info, and what appears in
Marriage date is shown on the ketubah as Monday, Aug. 17, 1908.
Marriage date in the NY database is Aug. 16.
==That's an easy one. Sunday ended at midnight; then it was Monday.
==Yom Rishon [the first day] ended at sunset of Sunday.
Yom Sheni [the second day] started at sunset. And that's when they got married
==It's worth having a basic understanding of the Jewish calendar. I have
downloaded one that can tell me sunset on any day in any location in the world.
Michael Bernet, New York