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Grass Widows, Bigamists & Dearly Departed: Alternatives to Divorce in the 19th Century

What happens when the marriage doesn't work out and both husband and wife are perfectly healthy and unlikely to die soon?   Divorce?  Not always.  Our ancestors had a number of creative ways to end a marriage without enduring the difficulties and expense of a divorce.  Understanding what might have happened can help us look at some of our genealogical puzzles in a new light. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Show more dates
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Community Center

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Marjorie O'Donnel

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