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Re: Unusual entry on marriage certificate
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 03 June 20 14:01 BST (UK) »
I have a great uncle who married his cousin on 25th Dec 1873 and it is written on the marriage certificate "Cousins - German".

Their respective male parents were brothers.

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Re: Unusual entry on marriage certificate
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 18 June 20 23:37 BST (UK) »
I think the expression comes from French
Cousin germaine.    Which means something like associated nothing to do with German !
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Re: Unusual entry on marriage certificate
« Reply #11 on: Friday 19 June 20 01:06 BST (UK) »
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Re: Unusual entry on marriage certificate
« Reply #12 on: Friday 19 June 20 03:52 BST (UK) »
 :)  :)  :)

Mr Google says :

In French : On peut Úpouser son cousin germain dans le droit civil, et on ne peut pas le faire dans la religion catholique.
Translate into English : In civil law, you may marry your first cousin, but you can't do so in the Catholic religion.

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Re: Unusual entry on marriage certificate
« Reply #13 on: Friday 19 June 20 04:16 BST (UK) »
:)  :)  :)

In civil law, you may marry your first cousin.

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From what a family member told me recently, the first cousins, who married each other, were advised not to have children, and had to sign papers to that effect.  Yes, they did go on to have children.

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Re: Unusual entry on marriage certificate
« Reply #14 on: Friday 19 June 20 04:30 BST (UK) »
:)  :)  :)

In civil law, you may marry your first cousin.

JM

From what a family member told me recently, the first cousins, who married each other, were advised not to have children, and had to sign papers to that effect.  Yes, they did go on to have children.

Cheers
KHP

:)  :)  :)

Mr Google says :

In French : On peut Úpouser son cousin germain dans le droit civil, et on ne peut pas le faire dans la religion catholique.
Translate into English : In civil law, you may marry your first cousin, but you can't do so in the Catholic religion.

JM

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Re: Unusual entry on marriage certificate
« Reply #15 on: Friday 19 June 20 17:58 BST (UK) »
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From what a family member told me recently, the first cousins, who married each other, were advised not to have children, and had to sign papers to that effect.  Yes, they did go on to have children.

Cheers
KHP
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An aunt of my grandmother married her first cousin and they went on to have 4 strapping sons plus 2 others who died in infancy. Here they are, the girl in the centre of the picture was an adopted daughter, the child of the lady's sister. This was taken about 1905 I'm guessing and I was at the funeral of the eldest son, who was the last one to die, in 1965 I think. (I was only a babe-in-arms Monica!).
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Re: Unusual entry on marriage certificate
« Reply #16 on: Friday 19 June 20 20:50 BST (UK) »
This was taken about 1905 I'm guessing and I was at the funeral of the eldest son, who was the last one to die, in 1965 I think. (I was only a babe-in-arms Monica!).

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Re: Unusual entry on marriage certificate
« Reply #17 on: Friday 19 June 20 21:49 BST (UK) »
I think the expression comes from French
Cousin germaine.    Which means something like associated nothing to do with German !
It's from classical Latin germānus (adjective) 'having the same father and mother'. So saith the OED.
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