Re: Would Jews be identified as soldiers on marriage record? #general


I'll repeat for the group what I sent privately to Pauline Rosenberg, >from my
own experience with military designations on marriage records in the All
Lithuania Database.

When my great-uncle married in Kovno Gubernia in 1889, the comment in the
record was "husband is a retired squaddy". Squaddy is an old British term
meaning enlisted man, as in a member of a squad. So, at least in the Kovno city
records of the late 1800s, military service was sometimes noted. His future
father-in-law is also designated on his children's records as a "retired
private soldier >from village Aleksotas", which was a suburb of Kovno city.

Sue Seales, North Carolina
researching: FRIDMAN, MAKHT (?), Grinkiskis and Shidlova, Kaunas Gubernia
BOYARSKY, Masty, Grodno, and Massachusetts
ROSENTHAL, Sedlice and Zaremby, Poland, and Odessa, Ukraine
BLUSZTEJN, Zaremby, Poland, Latin America
TARTAK, PERLIS, Odessa and Balta, Ukraine
ZELONY, ZELIONY, Odessa and Illinois

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