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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
Subject: [APG] Swedish Genealogy
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 15:19:45 -0500
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:] On Behalf
> Of Elisabeth Thorsell
> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 2:19 PM
> The Swedish "Husförhörslängder" are briefly explained at
Your article is very interesting. Would you say then that a Swedish woman
born in 1823 would feel compelled not to marry even if she moved to Denmark
if she could not do take Communion?
"You had to pass the examination, or else you were not allowed to take part
of the Holy Communion, and that made you a social outcast, and you were not
allowed to marry, for instance." [from the above website]
My ancestress moved to Copenhagen by 1849 when she had a son followed by a
daughter in 1850. The baptismal records said the parents were not married
and indeed, it was not until April 1851 that they got married in Copenhagen.
Were there other "outside forces" that could have delayed their marriage?
Her husband was German from Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluations
by the Board. http://www.BCGcertification.org/
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