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Category: Translation - German
Approval Date: 7/29/2009
Family Surname: KOCH
Country: Ukraine
Town: Jagelnica
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This page was found just before the page with birth information. Please translate.Thanks Milton Koch Bethesda, MD

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7/31/2009 Instructions
The present birth registry has the following columns:
The year, the month, and the day of the birth, the civic number, the name of the child, his/her gender, if conceived in or out of wedlock, the [first] names and surnames of the parents.
The 1st column should contain the year, month, and day when the child was born.
The 2md column should contain the civic number of the father's house as it was given at military conscription.
The 3rd column should contain the name given to the newborn.
The 4th column should contain the gender of the child, namely, if it is a boy or a girl, marked with the number 1.
The 5th column should contain, marked again with the number 1 in the appropriate column, if the child was born in or out of wedlock.
The 6th column should contain the [first] names and surnames of the parents, that is, of the father as well as the mother. However, together with the name of the mother it should be noted what surname the latter obtained from her father, for example, Joseph Berezyk, father, Margareta from the house of Petrikin, mother.
In the case of children conceived out of wedlock, it is to be made certain that the name of the father is not entered into the birth registry, because this would have to be done only according to the declaration of the mother, speculation by the populace, or the opinion of the clerk, and by this not only would the doubt not be eliminated, but also the name of the alleged father would be made contemptible in front of the world, and this would help neither the child nor the mother. The name of the father should be entered into the birth registry only if he has declared that he is the father of the newborn child.
Furthermore, as mentioned in the case of the marriage registry, a yearly summary should be made also here and should be entered into the appropriate columns of the table printed as a form at the end [of the registry]. This table has to be sent to the district office the latest at the end of January of each year.
The Jewish congregation chairpersons, district rabbis, religious teachers, and cantors are herewith admonished to maintain these registries accurately, failing which, if at the visit by the district administration a disorganization or negligence is detected, these will punished mercilessly according to the law.
7/31/2009 Instructions

the current birth registry has the following columns

The year, month, and day of the birth, house number, name of the new born, its sex, whether it was begotten within or out of wedlock, parents' names and surname.

Column 1: year, month, day, in which the child entered the world.
Col. 2: number of father's house, by which it is designated for military conscription.
Col. 3: name of the new born.
Col. 4: sex of the new born (male or female, marked with the numeral 1).
Col. 5: whether the child was begotten within or out side wedlock, likewise indicated with the numeral 1 in the appropriate column.
Col. 6: names and surname of the parents, and mother's maiden name, for example, Joseph Berezyt, father; Margarita, maiden name Petrikin, mother.

In the case of children begotten out of wedlock, take care not to inscribe the father's name in the birth record, because this would have to be merely the allegation of the mother, or the surmise of low-class people, or the opinion of the keeper of the birth registry, and therefore would not only not remove doubt, but also bring contempt upon the presumed father without legally helping either mother or child. For children begotten out of wedlock, the name of the father is to be entered in the birth registry only if he himself declares that he is the father.
As in the case of the wedding registries, a yearly extract is to be made. Using the table printed on the reverse [of this page] as the form, enter the data in the appropriate columns. This table is to be sent at the latest at the end of January of each year to the appropriate district office.
Jewish community representatives, district rabbis, religious elders, and cantors are hereby reminded to keep these books correctly. If an irregularity or negligence is discovered during the circuit of district officials they will be severely punished as provided by law.
trans. by Martin Jacobs
8/9/2009 Hello, dear Milton,

please let me know, if you are still in need of any help.
If so, would it be helpful,when at first I'll send the letter in modern German transliteration to you- because my English is very limited?

Kind regards,
Beate Schützmann-Krebs
brokhe@gmx.de
9/2/2009 Hope this helps.
Instruction
Current birth records have the following headings(columns):
The year, month, and day of the birth, the house number (address), the name of the infant and its sex, whether the infant is legitimate or ill-legitimate, the first and last names of the parents.

In the first column is the year, month, day--in which year, month, day the infant was born.

In the second row the military draft status of the paternal house must be noted.

In the third column is printed the name if the newborn child.

In the 4th column is the sex of the newborn, whether it is a boy or a girl with the number 1 noted.

In the fifth column it is likewise shown by the number 1 whether the child is legitimate or ill-legitimate.

In the sixth column are entered the first and last names of the father and also the mother. However, with the first and last names of the mother, the name of her father must also be noted. For example,
Joseph Bereznt father, Margareta from the house of Petrikin, mother.

In the case of ill-legitimate children pay attention and do not enter the name of the father in the birth record because it may be only the allegation of the mother, the supposition of the populace, or the opinion of the recordkeeper. This would cause the suspected father to be doubted and found contemptible by the world and the rights of neither the mother nor the child may be helped by that. In the case of ill-legitimate children only when the father himself admits to fathering the child may his name be entered into the birth record.

Finally, as with the marriage records, a yearly statement must be sent to the sector office no later than the end of January of each year.

The Jewish community leaders, sector rabbis, religious leaders, and cantors (school singers?) must herewith promise to accurately keep these records. If disorders or inaccuracies are discovered, the appropriate lawful punishments must be administered.
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