I have a transcription provided by the Ljubljana church archives of Slovenia that says that Jozefa Zaman was born at Gorn. Laknic 8 on 17 Aug 1843. You can see an example of this underlined in red in this the Status Animarium (S.A.) from the Šentrupert parish: enter image description here

According to the Ljubljana translator, from Slovenian, this means "Upper Laknice" in English, but I don't locate any such town in my Google searches.

Here is another S.A. record from Šentrupert: enter image description here

And here is an S.A. from the Ljubljana archives for book to 1873 to 1885: enter image description here

And one last S.A. from Ljubljana for book 1886 to 1897: enter image description here

Here is an extra S.A. from what appears to be the brother of Jozefa that shows the same town of birth: enter image description here

What is the proper name of the town and where exactly is it located? What is its parish (e.g., Šentrupert) and what diocese (e.g., Ljubljana).

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    Could the images be cropped more so you aren't posting the entire register page? Since most of your entries are near the top of the page, I suggest keeping the headers but cropping the bottoms of the pages where the Kraj is blank.
    – Jan Murphy
    Jan 2, 2018 at 19:19
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    @JanMurphy I've cropped all the images down.
    – WilliamKF
    Jan 6, 2018 at 23:14

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Place is probably Gorenje Lakovnice, Novo Mesto, Slovenia, "and belongs to the Parish of Novo Mesto–Šmihel".

As in a previous answer, Fuzzy Gazetteer and GOV led to the above result.

In the record images, "Gorn." is clearly an abbreviation; the full word seems to have a number of grammatical forms, depending on the following word.

  • Do you think Gorenje Lakovnice means same thing as Upper Laknice per the archivist's direction at the diocese? What does Gorenje translate to in English?
    – WilliamKF
    Jan 7, 2018 at 17:38
  • I don't speak Slovenian - but the initial letters "gor" are Slovenian for "up"
    – bgwiehle
    Jan 7, 2018 at 18:01

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