Re: FamilySearch Christening records in 1870's New York #usa #general


Barbara Ellman
 

Phil has asked:
Is there information on the record image that's not in the index?
I'd love to know any or all of these facts from the image: Who made the original record? Birth location (hospital or home, street address). Date - birthdate vs. christening date vs. recording date.*  Was there a doctor or midwife attending and their name?
 
Yes, there is more information on the record itself.  The location of the birth and the person who attended the birth be it doctor or midwife.  There is only the date of birth.
There are differences in what is on the certificate depending on the year as the Department of Health made changes.
I have noticed that when a midwife was involved, the midwife likely kept records of a number of births before reporting the births.  This sometimes led to issues with the actual date of birth.  My grandfather, born in 1888,  always celebrated the 17th as his birthday, but the birth certificate shows the 21st.
Hope this helps

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Barbara Ellman

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Barbara Ellman
Secaucus NJ USA
HASSMAN, SONENTHAL, DAUERMAN, LUCHS - Drohobycz, Ukraine
HIRSCHHORN, GOLDSTEIN, BUCHWALD - Dolyna, Ukraine
ELLMAN, COIRA, MAIDMAN - Minkovtsy, Ukraine
KAGLE, FASS - Ulanow, Poland

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