sylvia43 23 Mar 2007 #1Hello! I have a question that I hope someone here can help me to answer.Some of my ancestors are from the town of Parczew (Partsev). In the late 1800s, Parczew was located in the Kingdom of Poland, at the south-eastern end of the, then, Gubernia of Siedlce. In any event, there are family stories that tell of a great-great grandmother from the Imperial Russian Gubernia of Volhynia - modern-day Ukraine - who married into the Parczew branch of the family and then came to live in the Kingdom of Poland at Parczew.Unfortunately, I do not have any records to substatiate this across-border marriage.Can anyone here tell me if this was common, or even possible? Did people from the Kingdom of Poland have the legal right, or the opportunity to marry someone from "across the border" in Imperial Russia, and return with that spouse to the Kingdom of Poland?If this was permitted, what legal or administrative obstacles would they have faced?The family stories have it that the marriage took place in Volhynia. Does anyone know where I might find late 19th century marital registration records from that Gubernia?Any information - on any question - is welcome.Thank you!