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Was a gradfather an acceptable witness for the birth of a grandson in Galitzia in 1875? #austria-czech


Alberto Guido Chester
 

Dear Genners
 
I have found a close relative living in the same house, with the same surname who appears as witness in the birth act of a boy (by the way my grandfather)
 
I think he was his grandfather, however I cannot yet prove the relation.
 
Was such a  close relative accepted by the Austrian authorities as a witness of the birth?
 
Or maybe this was not a limitation?
 
Thanks for your comments.
 
PS: If you consider your comments to be of relevance to me only, please email me but not the list.
 
Alberto Guido Chester
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
 


Sally Bruckheimer
 

"I have found a close relative living in the same house, with the same surname who appears as witness in the birth act of a boy".

The witnesses were witnesses to the registration of the birth, not to the birth itself, which would not have been witnessed by men. Often, if you look at the registrations, the same men witnessed them all.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ