Re: Trying to decipher names

Renee Steinig

Indeed, there are many errors in New York City vital records transcriptions on Some ways to see the original handwritten record:

- View it (free) on FamilySearch at a local Family History Center. (See locations here: .)

- Order a copy (c. $15) from the NYC Municipal Archives (

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:

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?

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