Meaning of "selbst" in Galician Death Records #galicia
William Kaufman wrote:
In early 19th century Galician death records the column for recordingIt could mean "the same".
So Moses ben Nathan's father would only be known as Nathan.
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William Kaufman <billkauf@...>
In early 19th century Galician death records the column for
recording the name of decedent's father often contains the word that
appears to be "selbss" or "selbst". Does this mean that the decedent
appeared himself (or herself) with no one able to inform who the
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Bill Kaufman wrote:
In early 19th century Galician death records the column for recording== "Selbst" is German for "self," or himself" or "the same." The decedent
is the deceased person, not the person who reported the death. I doubt that
many people went to enter their own names in the death register.
==Selbst would refer to the person who reported the death. If the
father of the deceased was "selbst," one would have to assume that the
reporter was the father of the deceased, now reporting the death of his
child -- an all-too-common event in those tough times
Michael Bernet, New York