Re: ukraine digest: May 02, 2018 #ukraine

SarahRose Werner <swerner@...>

If first cousin marriage was illegal in Czarist Russia, I think it must have
been pretty common to simply not tell the civil authorities that parties
involved were first cousins. According to my aunt, my great-grandparents
were first cousins and this was fairly common. I don't know exactly when
they married, but their oldest child was born in about 1889. This was in
Chepovichi, a rural village in the Kiev gubernia.

SarahRose Werner
Saint John, New Brunswick
RABINOWITZ, Chepovichi, Ukraine

Subject: Marriage Between First Cousins
From: David Jacobs <djacobs@...>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2018 19:55:27 -0400
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...Then recently I read a biography of Zeev Jabotinsky. It said his parents
could not marry in Russia because it was illegal in Czarist Russia. If
cousins in Odessa did marry perhaps the rabbi had no problems with it, and
the civil authorities were not informed...

David Jacobs
Framingham, Massachusetts
Forman and Rader, Cherkassy and Kremenchug

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