- Jan 10, 2011So interesting...it's like you were reading my mind. I, too, have been going through the films online and have been very surprised at the number of illegitimate children born. Only rarely is the father noted.
Was the family "shamed"??? Anyone know how these illeitimate births were viewed...seemed to be quite a few in the 1850-1890 timeframe where I've been focusing my search.
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "tom geiss" <tomfgurka@...> wrote:
> One of the stange quirks about genealogy is that, whenever an illegitimate child is born, the name of the father is never mentioned.
> I saw, in viewing films, that my great-grandmother had two children before she ever got married. She was listed at the same house number where my grandma and her siblings were born
> She was called "servilis" which , I presume meant that she was a housemaid? Finally she got married.
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