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What name might "B." indicate in 16th or 17th century Germany?

I've run across the abbreviated name "B." in the oldest church books I am working with. I don't think I've seen it used after around the middle of the 17th century, but I've seen it in ...
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What is the meaning of this symbol in a German churchbook?

This is from a church book from the Thuringia region. The priests often marked deaths with a cross symbol, and in more recent years, also a reference to the entry for that death. However, I notice ...
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Would a private adoption in Minnesota's Swedish community in 1880 been handled by the Lutheran Church?

My mother's mother, first name Anna, was born in Minnesota (probably Frontenac) in 1879, and privately adopted by Solomon Long and Anna Lindberg, who lived in Princeton, Minnesota. Anna wasn't listed ...
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Transcribing the baptism of Martha Elisabeth Schweitzer in 1697 in Oberellenbach

I'm trying to transcribe this baptism entry. I could use some assistance fixing any errors. Den 17 Mai ist Elisabeth Schweitzerin in mehrn er hieltes kind mit Hans Jacob Breben getaufft 3. ihm der ...
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Transcribing Weidelbach entry from 1735

I have another entry that's quite difficult to read, and for which I could use some help with transcription. So far, I have: Catharina Elisabetha. Joh. [?] Schwei- tzers und Anna Elisabetha [?]in ...
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Transcribing baptism entry from Oberellenbach in 1697

So far, I have this: den 17 Maj ist Elisabeth Schweitzern in [?] von [Zielkes?] kind mit Hans jacob [?] getaufft u. ihm d. nahme Martha Elisabeth von johanneß [?] Tochter von Cunnefeld gegeben ...
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What church was before St. Nicholas Church, Solohead and Oola, Ireland?

I'm looking for which church my family would have used in "Solohead and Oola". St. Nicholas (Solohead and Oola) Church was built in 1887. Did it replace another St. Nicholas Church? Or was there ...
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Completing transcription of 1668 Baptism record of Maria Eva Wittwer from Sindolsheim

I have the baptism record for one of my 7x great-grandmothers, Maria Eva Wittwer of Sindolsheim, in 1668. Can you help me to complete the transcription, as parts are difficult to read? 15. Annus ...
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