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18551Re: [Slovak-World] one more thing...

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  • Marianne Petruska
    Aug 1, 2007
      Though 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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