Bronx births in 1920's #general

Gloria Bailey <GAB123@...>

This is just a clarification in response to Shellie - below.

The reason my relative believed her parents lied about their home address is
that their address as written on the birth certificate is her Uncle's Bronx
address rather than her parent's own address in Queens. Whether they felt
it was necessary to live in the Bronx to have a baby there is unknown to me,
but certainly, they claimed to live where they did not live on that birth

I do want to reiterate a point that Shellie is also making. Registration of
births is a legal requirement. Hospitals had the forms and midwives had the
forms. A home birth would have to be registered even if not aided by a
doctor or midwife. Perhaps the parents in question in the original posting
(birth elsewhere than in hospital) took the baby to the hospital as the
easiest way to register the birth, or for a checkup and at the same time
registered the birth.

Gloria Bailey
Everett, Washington

Subject: Re: birth certificates in NYC
From: Shellie Wiener <s_wiener@...>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 11:33:00 -0800 (PST)
X-Message-Number: 16

Hi, Genners,

I am not sure what Gloria meant in her statement "The family did not live in
the Bronx and may have given another family member's address in order to be
able to use that hospital."

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