Re: Trying to decipher names
Indeed, there are many errors in New York City vital records transcriptions on FamilySearch.org. Some ways to see the original handwritten record:
- View it (free) on FamilySearch at a local Family History Center. (See locations here: https://www.familysearch.org/locations/ .)
- Order a copy (c. $15) from the NYC Municipal Archives (https://www1.nyc.gov/dorforms/deathCertificate.htm).
According to Bertha's U.S. arrival record (Berta Weinberg, 20, last residence Erdmannrode, arrived in NY 6 Sept. 1924), her father's name was Bernhard.
Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY
Werner Hirsch <wernerh@...> wrote:
I am trying to figure out the names of the parents of a distant cousin of mine. Her name was Bertha Weinberg who was born in Germany. She married Jacob Selig in 1933 in New York. I found the record at: https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?givenname=bertha&givenname_exact=on&surname=weinberg&surname_exact=on&birth_place=germany&birth_place_exact=on&birth_year_from=1904&birth_year_to=1908&count=20&offset=0
This site shows the names of her parents as:
Father's Name Benshaw Weinberg
Mother's Name Bertha Reaunsch...Eijr
It seems obvious that there was an error in transcription or in an OCR reading of the original. Does anyone have any ideas of what these names might be, or where I could find a copy of the original document?