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What is being recorded in this Latin church vital record?

Mathias, Andreæ [Kousheg?] ejusque uxoris gertrudis [Vidmagesin?], fil. legit. sub Dno [Ashiber?], baptizatus est 13 Januarÿ 1771 per M. ?. D. Mathiam [Mervezh?] cooperat. Patrini Anton Kovatschetski ...
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When and why to cite contemporaneous certificates as artifacts?

What is the benefit of using the format for an (in my usage case, privately-held) artifact over the church record certificate format? A good citation tells the reader how to find the relevant source. ...
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Tracking 1836 removal from Brewood to Tipton, Staffordshire?

By "Removal" all that is meant is that Joseph Anslow left his membership at Brewood Independent when he moved to Tipton. This is not to be confused with the poor law system of removal which was a ...
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Finding church records for the Kuck family in Grudziądz, Bydgoszcz, Poland?

You have the wrong administrative description of Grudziądz in 1879, which is possibly contributing to your difficulty in finding records. Per Wikipedia, "Following the First Partition of Poland in ...
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Married couple presented for fornication in Nottinghamshire (1631)?

I am speaking from my experience of Scottish records but I have no reason to suspect that the practice was greatly different in England. In Scotland, couples were frequently rebuked for ante-nuptial ...
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How were non-Catholic births/weddings/deaths recorded in Mexico City (about 1926)

Civil Registration was around in Mexico from 1859 and enforced pretty well from 1867 onwards. The couple could therefore have registered their marriage legally outside the Catholic church. Actually, ...
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Finding out what church a 19th century English family belonged to?

I would first caution: In searching for his baptism record, you could be searching for something which simply has never existed. Baptism was neither a legal nor cultural imperative in the 1860s in ...
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Where was Johann Wilhelm Schweizer from?

The word you are looking at is not a place name: Schweizer, Johann Wilhelm, Bürger und Bäckermeister hier, ein Wittwer He was a local (“hier” = here) He was a widower (“ein Wittwer” = “Witwer” = ...
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Understanding code in Dutch Reformed Church Record

The initials identify the minister who officiated. The first thing that struck me was how modern and consistent the handwriting looked, and how clean and spare each entry. And sure enough, the ...
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Finding out what church a 19th century English family belonged to?

First, did he marry? If so, check his marriage certificate. Was the ceremony carried out as CofE, non-conformist, RC, etc...? That might tell you what registers you're going to need to check. Next, ...
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Was Catharine Elisabeth Schweitzer from Weiterode baptised twice?

Note that the record of January 1822 has a small cross beside it. This usually means that the child did not survive very long, and I have seen instances (in Southern Germany) where a separate burial ...
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Finding church records for the Kuck family in Grudziądz, Bydgoszcz, Poland?

You might want to join the forum at Genealodzy.PL which has a section for questions in English. On the site, they are also building a database of birth, marriage and death records at the site although ...
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Any Russian Orthodox records of Kamchatka priests around 1800?

It is difficult question because of the not well working archive system in Russia. I believe that such books are hold in the "Российском Государственном историческом архиве Дальнего Востока" in the ...
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Finding out what church a 19th century English family belonged to?

For planning your search, try FamilySearch's England Jurisdictions 1851, a GIS-based system which can be accessed at https://www.familysearch.org/mapp/. The first link leads to the article in the ...
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What is being recorded in this Latin church vital record?

My interpretation is: 8 [Numerus domus in qua nata proles] Mathias, Andrea Kousheg ejusque uxoris gertrudis Vidmayerin, fil. legit. [filius legitimus] sub Dno [Dominio] Ashiber, baptizatus est ...
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What day of the German church year would be "Festo Pascha II"?

This is indeed (church) latin. The days are, referring to your list: Festo Pascha, "Easter festival" -> Easter Sunday Dom. Quasim. -> White Sunday Dom. Miseric. -> 2nd Sunday after ...
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How to enhance digital images of partly damaged documents (German church book from 1657)?

It often helps to use an image editing program such as Photoshop to process the image and inverting the colour also helps. I had a quick go at your image and it may help but knowing no German I am not ...
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Reading death record of Margret Hasert (1624)

Den 4 Augusti begraben Margret haserten, sonst Schücheln genandt, aldte Wittibe, starb plözlich, sonder Zweiffels vom Schlag gerüret, und endtfiel ihr die Sprach in 3 Stunden, nach dem sie sich Übel ...
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Reading the name of the father of Johann Henrich Illart (Mihla, 1731)

The first name you are looking for is Wendel. You can find each letter elsewhere: W in Wilhelm (at the top), e and n for example in begraben (right next to the name), d and l in Kindlein (line below). ...
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Where was BurÿHaüs near 1663 Breitau?

This reads like "Breyttauw" to me, so it seems to be a historic spelling of Breitau. The second instance of the name is a bit clearer.
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Would the custom of Charon's obol still be practised in 1722 in Carinthia, Austria?

I don't think it reads "nauli". The two consecutive vowels look very similar, often the same, and sometimes more like an 'a' than a 'u'. Those letters often look very similar in handwritten documents. ...
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Where to find church records for Niedersachsen / Nordstemmen

The State archives at https://www.arcinsys.niedersachsen.de/arcinsys/ provide a search engine that gives access to 478 entries when searching for "Barnten". You'll have to determine if any of this ...
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Any online access to Suchostaw, Galicia or Sukhostav, Ukraine church records from 1880s?

This answer covers the access to Ukrainian archives only. Two caveats: No online access. Unfortunately, most of documents (especially before 1919) are in paper form. Get ready to work with officials ...
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How do I find church records for Portugal?

The free website tombo.pt provides access to all the Portuguese parish records, as provided by the Portuguese public archive servers.
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What does "Full Baptist Communion" indicate?

"Received into full Communion" is a formal way of saying the person was Confirmed in the church or "joined" the church. An infant Christening (Baptism) is a commitment made by the Baptismal sponsors (...
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What does "Full Baptist Communion" indicate?

In the Online edition of the Encylopedia Britannica, their article on the Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or Lord’s Supper) says: Furthermore, different denominations disagree on whether ...
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Where is Brunfelt, Germany?

I think the place name is Birnfeld (written as Birnfelt): https://s.meyersgaz.org/search?search=birnfeld
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Transcription assistance for a baptism record from 1620 in Mihla, Germany

Here's what I can read: I have difficulties reading the day, as the paper is damaged here. Sonnabend xxx ...rdias Domini getauft Ni vicino means "near", so the word before that is maybe a ...
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In medieval Germany, would a baptismal sponsor have to be confirmed?

As far as I know, yes. The godparents/sponsors guide (or are supposed to do so) the child's development in religious (and other) questions, so they have to be full members of the community. As for the ...
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Reading the baptismal entry for Wolff Schweitzer's child (Sontra 1636)

The line is: Mar: Wolff Schweitzers Kindt sein Schwager gevatter Translated: March: Wolff Schweitzers child his brother-in-law godparent The author had a certain vertical drift, so the next line ...
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