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

Sherri Bobish

"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."

I agree with the above.  When looking at microfilm of old NYC birth records I have run across multiple birth certs in a row with the same midwife's name on each.

I'm reasonably sure the midwife did not attend six births in one day!

I do think that the birth certs were filed in a bundle by the midwife whenever she could get around to it.

Circa 1900 NYC cracked down on getting birth certs filed.


Sherri Bobish
Princeton, NJ

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