Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Re: moving long distances #galicia


Joe wrote:

<Often is was when a man left to marry a woman in the new destination, but
sometimes a family would relocate to places where they felt there would be
better economic opportunities or for family considerations.>

Judy Salomon responded:

In my day the woman moved to where the man had a job. I had always thought it
strange that my grandfather moved to the town where his bride-to-be lived.
Maybe it made more sense in those days to have the woman live near family.
Is this a common occurrence?


If the young man wanted to be a Torah scholar, the sort of bridegroom much
sought after by orthodox Jews, then it was probable that he would go to live
with his bride's family household where he could be supported by his bride's
parents for a number of years. Sometimes the number of years was stipulated in
the marriage contract.

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
BELKOWSKY,BIELKOWSKY, BILKOWSKI, Odessa,St. Petersburg,Berdichev,
Kiev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug;FRASCH,Kiev;LIBERMAN,Moscow;FELDMAN, Pinsk;
SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets;LEVY, WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS/SASS,Podwolochisk;
RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk, Radomysl?; BEHAM, Salok, Kharkov;

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