18551Re: [Slovak-World] one more thing...
- Aug 1, 2007Though not re: midwives, when checking the 1869 Hungarian census records for
villages, do NOT overlook those that are in predominantly RC, Jewish or
Evangelical for them: In those for the villages surrounding that of my
grandparents I found several households of mixed religions -- in a few of
those some of my extended family were living with families who weren't Greek
Catholic (in most cases as farm or domestic help).
On 7/31/07, J Michutka <jmm@...> wrote:
> The other thing I track is midwife / obstetrix. In the Catholic
> records, I find them occasionally when a baby was baptized by the
> midwife (baby probably wasn't expected to live). One day for the
> heck of it, I looked at the Jewish records for the town. Those
> records were bilingual German and Yiddish or Hebrew, but with a
> German genealogy wordlist I found that one column was for midwife,
> and there was usually a name there, and it was almost always a woman
> from the Catholic population of the town (well, the town was 99.9%
> Catholic), and there I found some women in my family, who had also
> once or twice showed up in the Catholic baptismal records as a
> midwife baptizing a baby. So, take a gander at your Slovak village's
> Jewish records, you might find unexpected information there!
> Julie Michutka
> jmm@... <jmm%40pathbridge.net>
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