Re: Strange entry at All Poland Database #galicia
Mark Halpern <willie46@...>
Dear David:toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I would venture an educated guess that it was your family
situation that changed. The most likely reasons were that someone
in the family (likely one of the children) was planning to
emigrate or the family had a legal or inheritance issue that had
to be adjudicated.
I do not think that the attitude of the Hasidic leadership had
changed, but by 1914 more Jews were being assimilated and less
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Mark Halpern wrote:
First, let's talk about civil marriages. The Hasidic movementMy great-grandfather was Hassidic and the birth records of his
children, all born between 1880 & 1902, show them as 'nieslubna'
- illegitimate. However, there is an added notation that shows
that he engaged in a civil marriage in 1916 and that he
acknowledged each of the children as his.
My question is - why the change? - was there a compelling reason,
e.g. pressure >from the state? - did the attitude of the Hassidic
community change? - or does it relate to our particular family
circumstances - whatever they were?