Galician Birth Records #galicia
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You first need to know that the house number recorded in a birth record
is the actual place of birth. This could be the house of a relative, the
house of the midwife, a hospital or a clinic. If you do find that many
births within a family appear in one house, especially if the births
are children of siblings, then you should assume that they are the same
family. However, your assumption still needs to be proved. Finding
other records of your family (both birth and death records usually
identify the House number, but marriage records do not) can help confirm
I think that many house numbers included multiple units (apartments)
in that building. Also, as I stated before, the place of birth could be
the midwife's residence or some medical clinic. Without other evidence,
I do not think you can assume that two families having children in the
same house number are related.
AGAD Archive Coordinator
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I have some questions regarding interpretation of Galician Birth
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From: "Mark Halpern" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'm working under the assumption that Zurow, Galicia was a very
small Shtetl. Would there have been a hospital or clinic in a
Shtetl that small? You're right that it could be the house of a
relative or midwife, but I thought that midwives would attend at
the house of the expectant mother. Perhaps the custom there and
at that time was otherwise?
These records are >from the late 1800s. Would there have been
apartment buildings in a small shtetl in that time period?
Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Researching: HABER - Zurów, Galicia (now Zhuriv, Ukraine), NYC;
STARK - Bóbrka, Galicia (now Ukraine), NYC;
SADOVSKI/SADOWSKY - Belchatów & Lodz, Poland, NYC;
KANET/KANNETT/KANNATT - Czyzewo, Poland, NYC
Richard Cooper <ricooper@...>
On 29 Dec 2005 Harvey Glasner wrote in part:
Osterreicher, born 1878 in Przemysl Galicia. The record was printed inI received the Galician birth record of my maternal grandmother, Ettel
That is not surprising as Galicia was part of Austro-Hungary. I was
wondering if anyone might be able to interpret the record for me.
Ettel was born to Marjem Osterreicher. Marjem's parents I assume are Samuel
Klugman as the record indicates he was "der pathen" and the mother was
Rechel Rispler, Der Hebamme.
If you look at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/agad/index.htmAm I translating this correctly?
and follow the instructions in the paragraph headed
'Interpreting Your Galician Vital Records' you should be able to
do it yourself. I think you are looking at page 2 of your record as
'Pathen' is 'godfather' (in Hebrew 'Sandek', a role indeed
often taken by a grandfather) and 'Hebamme' is 'Midwife'.
If you still have trouble, why not post a copy of the record on
and then some kind soul will I am sure translate it for you?
LEZTER, RINENBERG & SALENDER >from Rzeszow & Kolbuszowa
MILLET & ENGELBERG >from Dabrowa Tarnowska & Lezajsk
ADLER & FINKELSTEIN >from Tarnopol
BORENSTEIN, MATELEVITCH and GODZINSKIJ >from Warsaw
LEWINSTEIN >from Berdichev
YAROSHEVSKY & SHAPOCHNIKOW >from Odessa