The Quality of Vital Registration

Studia Judaica, the journal of the Polish Association for Jewish Studies, has published my new paper on the quality of vital registration in east-central Europe. I recommend reading it to everybody who wish to find out why there are so many missing girls in the Jewish birth records and why it so often happens that genealogists cannot find the record they are interested in. The paper throughly covers also legal aspects of vital registration of the Jews in Congress Poland, Galicia, Prussia and the Russian Empire in the context of Jewish emancipation processes.

Full PDF is available for free on the Studia Judaica website.

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