JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Jewish Marriages #general
Doug Cohen <DMCohen@...>
Under Austo-Hungarian law, only one marriage permit was issued per family,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
and then only if a significant fee was paid. For instance, if a family had
five children, only one could legally be married.
The result is that a great many couples were married by a Rabbi "according
to the law of Moses and the traditions of Israel", but not according to the
law of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The marriage would therefore not be
recorded by the civil authorities.
Children of such couples would be listed in the Austro-Hungarian metrical
records as illegitimate.
Just another example of legal discrimination against Jews.
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I have a question re the postings on Jewish Marriages in Poland. Did this