Understanding Arranged Marriages in Galicia #galicia

Terri <terrib@...>

My great grandparents met on the day of their wedding engagement party,
sometime in the 1870s, in Poland. Does anyone know if this practice was
common in Galicia, during the 19th century? Or in the 19th century did most
Galician couples get to choose their future mates?

Were there Jewish dowries'?

Were Jewish spouses usually distant cousins? Or were they selected for
financial reason?

Were most Jewish marriages, arranged marriages, in Galicia?

Understanding the process, might help all of us with our research.

Tom Erribe

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