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Birth Record - Introduction of Wife after childbirth?

Birth Record - Introduction of Wife after childbirth?

Posted: 30 May 2013 12:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
In the birth record of Ole Einarssen Jordal, I do not understand the words after the baptismal witnesses names. I think it gives the date the mother was "introduced" to her congregation after her child's birth but would like to know what the phrase is. I am unable to read this portion.

Source information: Hordaland county, Odda in Ullensvang, Parish register (official) nr. A 7 /3 (1788-1804), Birth and baptism records 1799, page 337-338.
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Regards
Terry
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Re: Birth Record - Introduction of Wife after childbirth?

Posted: 30 May 2013 1:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
I can't make out the exact wording, but it says the child was born on 1 March 1799, then baptized at home (hjemme døpt) on 2 March by Ole Ellingsen Jordal. The date after the witnesses names is 28 April, the date the baby was baptized in church.

It was common practice to baptize babies at home if they were sickly or not expected to live. Anyone could perform this type of baptism. The official baptism is always performed at a later date (if the child survives).

Re: Birth Record - Introduction of Wife after childbirth?

Posted: 30 May 2013 1:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Brian

Thank you for clearing this up for me.

Regards
Terry
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