I would venture to guess that a discussion of the different methods by
which marriages were performed would be considered of merit. Marriage
practices also vary widely according to culture, locality, religion (or
lack thereof), and time.
Discussion of the culture of a certain time and society, of the variety
of practices depending upon ethnicity and so on, are also valid here, I
would think. Just my 2 cents worth <G>.
You have included much information of great interest and value :)
Randy (Bullock) Sahr
> Hi John,
> Hmm. Dispossessions I suppose would be the likely term.
> However, I beg to differ but there are different customs as well as
> other factors such as climate and wealth that also affect the final
> placement of the dead. It is also to every genealogists benefit to
> learn the customs of the area, of a particular religious group and etc.
> in which one searches for info on an ancestor. Since death and burial,
> or the lack thereof, is a fact of life just as birth or marriage is I
> find it hard to believe that people feel talking about the subject is
> John Andrew Prime wrote:
> > In some of the societies that provided mausoleum space, rent was paid
> > by the heirs of the dead, and there were some case of this not
> > happening, or the dearly departed falling out of sorts with the
> > people in charge, and there were some dispossessions. (Would they
> > call in an exorcist, I wonder, for DISpossession? ;-) >
> > Carla wrote:
> > >I think the answer your looking for here is called a Charnel house.