Barbara Mannlein <bsmannlein@...>
I’d guess that the birth info was included in a pile that included births as well as christenings… and then it was entered into a record book they created an all-inclusive title.
I THINK THAT RECORDING CHRISTENINGS IN AMERICAN CIVIL RECORDS WOULD BE EXTREMELY RARE. WONDER WHAT OTHER RESEARCHES KNOW?
When Covid 19 is in our memories, you’ll have to visit a FHL and call for the records… it would be interesting to see if the “christenings" were christenings in fact or that was the only evidence of birth
Depends on the record… some have more info, others less… these births were mostly at home,
not all midwives were literate…. some were precise in entering info, others sloppy… some returned the cards in a timely way, others procrastinated (and in some cases, never returned them.. I think I read that 20% of births in the time frame you are working with were never recorded.
You will have to call up each image when we can finally go to the centers.
Keep my address… and when you find out please let me know.