Questions tagged [family]

For questions on the history of kinship groups commonly characterised by shared kinship, marriage ties, or residency.

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Are "pots of memory" an historical custom?

I found a term "pots of memory" in a novel. I searched on the web but I could not find any clues. The novel, "Kokushikan Satsujinjiken" by Mushitaro Oguri was published 1934 in Japan and people ...
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How modern is the current paradigm of parenting?

Currently there is a parenting paradigm of emotionally involved, caring, loving parent-child relationships. This can be reflected in activities like reading to children, spending time in the park, ...
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What was the median age at first marriage for women in Britain from 1890 to 1970?

I am interested in not the mean but rather in the median. So far, I have had the highest difficulty in attaining any information on this matter for the United Kingdom or Great Britain. Thankfully, the ...
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Is living at home into adulthood a modern phenomenon?

I'm looking into my family history and one of my ancestors in 1901 was still living at home with his father, mother and younger siblings at age 25 in England. This is atypical with most of the ...
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What did a wine gauger do in the 1900s?

I am researching my family tree to create a Christmas present for my dad. I ordered my grandad's birth certificate and his father's occupation is listed as 'wine gauger of 48 Cheetham Street ...
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Are there any historical examples of possible alternatives to the "Nuclear Family"?

The nuclear family we see today is basically the smallest most regular social structure. Others exist like the company or the church, but at the end of the day most people ether live alone or within ...