I have a gggfather who was born in 1816 and listed as illegitimate on his
baptism, In 1820 , at the wedding of his parents he was listed as being
legitimate thru the marriage. I hope this is of help. - sorry for the delay
caused by being away on holidays. Herb Schwarz, Ontario,Canada
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Subject: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Legitimization process of illegitimate born
I wonder about the legitimization process of illegitimate born children
What kind of civil or legal papers had to be filled out, to legitimate an
illegitimate born child?
Parents married 2 years after the birth of this child. In the birth record
"Per subsequens matrimonium contracta legitimate"
1) After 2 years - was it really enough to marry and to simply inform the
2) Or did they have to fill out other papers, which could be researched
3) Would have been the same sentence written in the church books, when
a new husband (more or less) "adopted" a child?
Thanks for any answers.
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