Late birth registrations #poland #records


Herbert Lazerow
 

     Before the 1920s, most births occurred at home. Different jurisdictions had different ways to assure that births were registered, but none was foolproof. Philadelphia required the midwife or doctor to register it, and those lists can be found in the City Archives, but sometimes they forgot to do it.
    Sometimes the lack of registration was caught when the child entered school at age 6.  When my mother requested a passport at age 54, she could not present a birth certificate; the passport office accepted an affidavit from her father of her birth in the U.S., stating the date and city.
Bert
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Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110 U.S.A.
(619)260-4597 office, (858)453-2388 cell, lazer@...
Author: Mastering Art Law (2d ed. Carolina Academic Press 2020)

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Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law, University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110
lazer@...
Author: Mastering Art Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2d ed. 2020)

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