Krakow marriage and banns #poland

Celia Male <celiamale@...>

Elsebeth Paikin President of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Denmark asked about the meaning of the
term: "marriage banns".

There have already been some replies, but just over a
week ago a document appeared on the best-known
internet auction site which illustrated the term
perfectly. The document [in German] could be clearly
seen and read.

It was a handwritten and dated, according to the
auction site, 28 June 1837 and signed by Rabbi Lasar
WINTER of Stampfen. It stated that according to law,
the announcement of the forthcoming marriage between
Salomon HORN {son of Hirschel HORN of Stampfen in
Hungary} and Pauline MAYER {daughter of Albert MAYER
of Pressburg} has been made three times and may now
take place.

I later confirmed that the marriage did take place in
Vienna sometime later. I would imagine that thousands
of similar documents must have existed, cetainly in
the Habsburg Empire [inc. Krakow].

Perhaps most families stored and preserved the
marriage certificates - for obvious reaons - and as a
result the *banns document* is much rarer?

Celia Male [U.K.]

PS: This is not the first time I have come across
fascinating genealogical documents on this auction

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