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


Phil Karlin
 

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. 
Interesting point.  As I noted previously, the record we're looking at is dated July 29 1870, but she appears on the 1870 Census, dated July 15, which says she was born in May. Could the midwife have held her records for 2 months? 

Does anyone have any recommendations for general history reading on NYC Jewish life, particularly the Lower East Side, 1850-1880 or so? There's lots of stuff for the post 1880 Eastern European wave. Who gives the earlier Central Europeans some love?

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