Birth records: Lots of extra stuff about colors??

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Birth records: Lots of extra stuff about colors??

Postby lydiafaziotheys » 12 Nov 2014, 20:19

Perhaps I have been searching through these records for too long, but I can't figure out what is going on in #105 and 106 here. Especially the references to colors? If anyone can translate or has any ideas, I would appreciate it!

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,350203501

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Re: Birth records: Lots of extra stuff about colors??

Postby erudita74 » 12 Nov 2014, 20:29

These are children who were abandoned at the wheel. The colors are of the items which were found with these infants.

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Re: Birth records: Lots of extra stuff about colors??

Postby lydiafaziotheys » 12 Nov 2014, 20:31

Oh my goodness. I have been reading a book about infant abandonment and this brought tears to my eyes. Thank you. You just never know where this process of learning about your family will lead you. The stories of my own family and of their neighbors can be so moving.

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Re: Birth records: Lots of extra stuff about colors??

Postby erudita74 » 12 Nov 2014, 20:37

When an infant was abandoned anonymously at the wheel, all items left with that infant would be recorded. Only a small percentage of these infants were reclaimed by their natural parents, but in the absence of DNA tests at the time, if a parent did decide to come forward to reclaim his/her child at some later date, describing the items left with the infant would be the way to prove paternity or maternity.

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