Re: Galician Birth Records #galicia


Mark Halpern
 

Hazel:

You first need to know that the house number recorded in a birth record
is the actual place of birth. This could be the house of a relative, the
house of the midwife, a hospital or a clinic. If you do find that many
births within a family appear in one house, especially if the births
are children of siblings, then you should assume that they are the same
family. However, your assumption still needs to be proved. Finding
other records of your family (both birth and death records usually
identify the House number, but marriage records do not) can help confirm
your assumptions.

I think that many house numbers included multiple units (apartments)
in that building. Also, as I stated before, the place of birth could be
the midwife's residence or some medical clinic. Without other evidence,
I do not think you can assume that two families having children in the
same house number are related.

Mark Halpern
AGAD Archive Coordinator

----- Original Message -----
I have some questions regarding interpretation of Galician Birth
records in chart form. If one finds a birth to parents where the
given names as well as surnames are the same as other
registrations, and the house number is the same, could one assume
that both births are in the same family unit?

If another family having the same surname has the same house
number, can one assume that both families are related?

I've found some births to my Haber line on JRI-Poland and some of
my dear cousins can't be convinced that they belong to our
family. I hope that I've been clear enough for a response.
Thanks in advance for your efforts.

Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada

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