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04-02-11, 16:58
I am confused by the Purmo church records as far as the birth record as well as the Communion records from 1787 to 1804 for the birth and the parents of Hans Mattsson born June 14, 1802. The birth record shows his father as Matts Hansson and his mother as Magdelena Hansdotter but in the communion records it shows his mother as Anna Maria Mattsdotter. The marriage record I found for Anna Maria Mattsdotter and Matts Hansson on October 31, 1799 in Pertar. I haven't found a Marriage record for a Magdelena Hansdotter. Any help to sort this out would be greatly appreciated.


Jaska Sarell
07-02-11, 21:50
Only now noticed that digitized Purmo church books are available at Narc site (http://digi.narc.fi/digi/).
Indeed, mother's name for Hans is written as Anna Magdalena Hansdr in the original (http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=9037621), not only in HisKi (http://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski?en+t6356978). Even her age 28 doesn't fit.
Due to other evidence, I think it's safe to assume that an error has been made in the birth record, and there should be Anna Maria Mattsdotter, as the wife of Matts Hansson is named in CB1787-1804 (http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=9046022) and CB1802-1808 (http://digi.narc.fi/digi/view.ka?kuid=9035531) and for later children.

Errare humanum est :cool:

:) Jaska

P.S. Noticed that also Pedersöre has become available at NA digital archives during last week.

08-02-11, 01:21
Hi Jaska

Thanks for your input. I feel better that someone with more experiance has come to the same conclusion.