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Denise
03-11-07, 21:26
Hi,
On Hiski I've run across a couple things I don't understand. On the christening records, NAMENET SAKNAS was written in place of the child's name. What does that mean? Also, I've run into -51 for the mother's age next to her name. What does that mean? :confused:


Thank-you,
Regards,
Denise

Hasse Andtbacka
03-11-07, 23:11
Namnet saknas = Name missing
Mother's age should be 51, not -51. Anyhow, a respectable age...

Hasse A

Denise
04-11-07, 00:52
Hi Hasse,
Thank-you for the translation; although the age of a mother being -51 or 51 years of age was a bit much for me to believe!!! :eek: Poor woman!


Best Regards,
Denise

Jaska Sarell
04-11-07, 02:20
Sometimes mother's birth year was given instead of her age.

Denise, does that sound more plausible in your case?

:) Jaska

Denise
04-11-07, 02:48
Hi Jaska,
I never thought about that... it's better than imagining a woman having a child at 51 years of age!!! :rolleyes: I'll check it out. Thank-you!

Best Regards,
Denise

P.S. Yes Jaska,
I checked it out, and it would make the mother 33 yrs. old; now it makes sense! Thanks!

Jaska Sarell
04-11-07, 12:09
Mother's age could have been given in three ways:
1. Age in years, sometimes only approximate
2. Age as a range, like 25-30
3. Birth year, either complete like 1813, or shortened -13 or 13

You may be in doubt especially around mid-century, if looking at one record only.
To check the procedure used in the particular parish at the time, look at all the birth records of that year by giving the same year to year range in HisKi and leaving all other fields blank.

:) Jaska

K-G Molander
04-11-07, 17:20
I also have a mother having children at an age of 54 years. I better check it again.

Denise
04-11-07, 18:05
Hi Jaska,
Thank-you again. The records were from Utajärvi parish, and the age was -61 which made it even worse!!! :D

8.12.1794 14.12.1794 Utaj: Pehr Aitamurto Carin -61 Mathias

18.12.1795 25.12.1795 Utaj: Pehr Aitamurto Carin -61 Brita

24.3.1806 30.3.1806 Utaj: Joh. Elià Aitamurto Carin 20 år (Namnet saknas

I appreciate your help.

Best Regards,
Denise