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Offline giselap

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Marriage of first grade cousins
« on: Monday 23 October 17 22:44 BST (UK) »
Wonder whether first grade cousins were able to obtain a marriage license in New Jersey in the earlier 20th century?

I know that it was almost impossible for cousins to get an allowance to marry after 1930 in Germany.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Rgds,
Giselap


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Re: Marriage of first grade cousins
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 October 17 22:52 BST (UK) »
Apparently it was considered incest as late as 1975, for first cousins to marry in New Jersey?
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Marriage of first grade cousins
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 October 17 23:07 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your quick reply, KGerrad!

That really helped me a lot answering the question why on earth a female immigrant to US should have changed her actual surname sometime between arrival and marrage in NJ.

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Giselap

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Re: Marriage of first grade cousins
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 00:34 BST (UK) »
Thank you for this really helpful link, Sandra.

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Re: Marriage of first grade cousins
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 24 October 17 00:44 BST (UK) »
Always good to be able to quote a source.


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