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Subject: Re: [Q-R] ITM Question
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 16:43:16 -0500
Supposedly, one of my ancestors was "dismissed" by the church for marrying
outside the faith. He was later granted a certificate to Third Haven MM, but
there's no information whether his wife joined the church or what the reason
was for being granted the certificate. It may not have been a full
I imagine that for members who had lived in the same place where everyone knew
them, asking permission from the elders was merely a formality. In other
circumstances where someone had just moved into the community, there was
probably some process of investigation.
Patricia Oates wrote:
> Could someone on the list please explain why when a couple wanted to marry
> did the elders of the MM look at this so hard.