Birth certificate Mystery #hungary


My grandmother was born in Debrecen in 1874. Her birth certificate has
a line:

A baba neve Perlmann Lina

I believe that translates to "the baby's name" but her name was Regina
Grossmann which is documented near the top of the birth certificate on
the line that translates to "the newborn's name".

I thought for a long time this might have been her (Regina's)
grandmother's maiden name but it is not. My other thought is Perlmann
Lina was the midwife.

Does anybody have an explanation?


Paul Neuman
Oakland, NJ

Moderator: Ba'ba (accent on the first "a") means midwife. You can find more
information like this by searching the Hungarian SIG list archives at

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