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The column date in Latin birth registers


Have you already searched for your ancestors in Latin church registers? You may have noticed that in birth registers, there are sometimes two dates in one row or column. There may be separate columns set up for them named “dies nativitatis” and “dies collati S. baptismi/baptismae/baptisationis/baptismus”. If however there is only one column “dies” (day), there may be two dates in the same column. These two dates are always those of the birth and the baptism. (Or there may be only one date, we will write about this in a next post). Why is it that these two dates are sometimes the same [...]

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Reading Latin


Reading Latin You are eager to research your family tree. Perhaps you have already found or plan to search for your Christian ancestors in church registers written in Latin. Maybe you have already found your ancestors in the searchable database of Familysearch, in the vital records collections on Ancestry or any local database by searching for their surname. If the entry is indexed, you may have the full name, location and date. But did you look at the record itself? Is it indexed correctly? Not always! (Did you know that indexing volunteers often don't speak the language of the records [...]

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