Re: Was a gradfather an acceptable witness for the birth of a grandson in Galitzia in 1875? #austria-czech


Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>
 

"I have found a close relative living in the same house, with the same surname who appears as witness in the birth act of a boy".

The witnesses were witnesses to the registration of the birth, not to the birth itself, which would not have been witnessed by men. Often, if you look at the registrations, the same men witnessed them all.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

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