Thursday, November 7, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 188: Alma Bessie Richmond 1882 Birth Registration

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the Birth Registration for my grandmother, Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver (1882-1962) in Killingly, Connecticut.

The transcription of this document is (typed portions underlined, handwritten portions in italics:

COUNTY OF WINDHAM     } ss.      Registrar's Office, Town of Killingly

I here by certify that     Alma Bessie Richmond     
was bor in said town of Killingly on the     16th     day of
    February 1882     , as appears by the records
of said Town of Killingly relating to the registration of births in said Town.
Father     Thomas Richmond       Mother      Julia M. White      

IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the
seal of my office, at said Killingly, this     13th     
day of       December      19  46  .
                                          Attest:  Louisa B. Viens   Ass't Registrar

The source citation for this document is (using the Birth Certificate (Local Level) source template model in RootsMagic):

Alma Bessie Richmond, birth certificate (16 February 1882), Town Registrar's Office, Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut (certificate dated 13 December 1946).

My guess is that my grandmother obtained this birth registration certificate because she was requested to prove her age and birth date.  In December 1946, she may have been applying for an old age pension of some sort to start at age 65 (she would have been 65 two months later).  It could have been Social Security, but I don't know if she had a Social Security number.

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