Re: Translation Hungarian to English #translation

Vivian Kahn

I disagree with several of Tom's observations.

1. It is not unusual to find name written in Hebrew in Jewish birth records such as this one. I have transcribed hundreds, if not thousands, of Jewish birth records and frequently come across entries that include Hebrew name in addition to secular. Very useful information because many researchers are unfamiliar with their ancestors' secular names.
2. Not unusual to use German rather than Hungarian versions of names. Practice varies based on local customs as well as family preference.
3. Not unusual to include date of death or other information (e.g. marriages, surname name changes, etc.) in comments column on birth records. This is fortunate because births were more likely to be recorded than marriages and/or deaths.

Vivian Kahn
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director

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