Thank you for all of the info you have looked up for me. I am having to slow down to take it all in. It is confusing for me at first. Was it common to take in older people and babies? Would they have been related? How do I know when the info is correct? I took the names of my grandfather's parents from his Daabsattest and it shows his mothers name as Kirsten Maren Andersdatter. Now a fellow tells me that it not her first name on birth record. I would like to know what exactly is the Daabsattest? Thank you so very very much.