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K-G Molander
27-05-10, 04:06
Greetings.

Kelvå birth records (HISKI):
Date: 26 Nov 1694, Farm: Magnumäki.
Child: Elia
Father: Erik Michelsson
Mother: Susanna Nilsdotter

I thought the name Elia was a boy's name and thus I have entered the child as Elia Erichsson. But, in the burial records it says "Ericksdr."

Died / Buried 6.1.1695 0.0.1695 Village / Farm Magnumäki
Deceased Elia Ericksdr.
Cause of death / Age - years 1 months - weeks 6 days


My question is: Is it a boy or a girl? Could it be a mistake in the burial entry?

Sincerely,

June Pelo
27-05-10, 15:04
Maybe it was an error on the transcriber's part and they copied Ella as Elia or Elis as an abbreviation for Elisabet. If the name was spelled Elias, then it would have been a boy's name.

Karen Douglas
27-05-10, 16:54
Could it be "Elin" - as in the first name of Tiger Woods wife? I notice that both father and mother have Swedish surnames: "Michelsson and Nilsdotter."

Karen

K-G Molander
28-05-10, 01:07
Thank You.

I will se if I can get hold of the original microfilms.
According to HISKI, the name is spelled "Elia" in birth record and "Elia Ericksdr." in burial record.

TerhiA
28-05-10, 15:02
The child was a girl and her name was Elin, according to HisKi's source.

TerhiA

K-G Molander
28-05-10, 17:28
The child was a girl and her name was Elin, according to HisKi's source.

TerhiA


I thank you!