[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Birth record translation

Paul Rakow rakow at ifh.de
Fri May 12 13:26:54 PDT 2006


   Jerry answered most of this, so I'll just answer the bit about the
 funny symbol that looks like 2 S's . 

    This sounds like the German paragraph sign, §
 Instead of writing "Paragraph 7 of the law about .... " German lawyers
 abbreviate it to §7 . 

 In case this doesn't transmit by e-mail, you can find the symbol on the
 which lists all the possible crimes in Germany, from insulting the
 president (§90) to misuse of a nuclear weapon (§307). 

    If this is the symbol you mean, then what you see in this church book  
 is probably a reference to the paragraph in the regulations that explains
 exactly what should be put in that coloumn. 

         Paul Rakow
         rakow at ifh.de

> Wendy Otness <Wendy.Otness at meritcare.com> wrote: 

> Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Birth record translation
> >After this, and under other headings on this registration, there are
> >numerals preceeded by what looks like 2 capital "S"s but layered on each
> >other. Can anyone tell me what that might mean?

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