Title Birth Records of Catherine Ling, 1908-1927.
Author Ling, Catherine.
Production 1908-1927.
Description 1 volume + 1 sheet (1.0 Linear feet)
Records are arranged alphabetically within the volume and roughly chronologically within each alphabetical section.
Call # BCMS0046
Summary A register of children delivered primarily in Brooklyn, New York by Catherine Ling, a midwife.
This collection consists of the handwritten birth register and typewritten professional permit of a Brooklyn midwife, Catherine Ling. The register is a canvas-bound volume with leather corners; about one tenth of the pages are filled with records of home births in Brooklyn (and some in Manhattan) delivered by midwife Catherine Ling.Each record contains the name of a newborn, the day and date of birth, home address, names of the parents, their addresses, ages, places of birth and occupations as well as total number of living children in the household. Most records also contain a birth certificate number which appears in the ledger as an "R.h." Some records contain additional information, such as the race of the child, mother's maiden names, unusual health conditions, midwife's fees, and the name of the doctor who issued the birth certificate. The collection also includes an undated professional permit issued to midwife Catherine Ling by the Department of Health of the City of New York, Bureau of Child Hygiene.
Note All requests subject to limitations noted in divisional policies on reproduction.
Cite As: Birth Records of Catherine Ling, Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library.
Access Collection is open to the public, may only be used in the library and is not available through interlibrary loan. Library policy on photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Finding Aids Finding aid available online
Note Donation; Friend of Ling family, Witthohn, John M.; 2015.
Subject New York (N.Y.). Board of Health.
New York (N.Y.). Bureau of Child Hygiene.
Registers of births, etc.
Midwives -- Certification.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Genre Birth registers.
Subject Midwives

Location CALL # Status Message
 Central 2nd Fl - BKLYN Coll Storage  BCMS0046  Box 1    LIB USE ONLY  (LIB USE ONLY)