Marasanova V. M., Albegova I. F., Melnikova I. G. The family life of provincial officials in the early XIX c.: general and particular features pp.3-8

The social everyday life of officials’ families in Upper Volga region in the early XIX c. is considered. The analysis of the officials and their wives social origins is given. The ways of acquaintance of future spouses are revealed. The factors affecting the decision to create a family made both by a man and by a woman are found. The age of espousing is analyzed. The provincial officials’ families’ structure is considered, too. The role of women in the provincial officials’ families, and their family practices are described.