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What month does Xemb. mean?

I may be stating the obvious here, but as the etymology of this abbreviation is not covered in PolyGeo's answer: Xember and its associated abbreviations are using X, the Roman numeral 10, to ...
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What month does Xemb. mean?

To be more confident that "Xemb. means December" (which I suspect it probably does) you could look at slightly earlier entries in the same set of records for abbreviations like VIIemb., VIIIob./...
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Reading words on old document relating to share of Will?

...the said share and an insurance of Two pounds and Sixteen shillings... ...(and the receipt of which Alfred born... ...for their own respective use the said share... I agree with the ...
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Best practices for producing document abstracts or summaries?

Here's the link to a pdf article "Transcribing & Abstracting," by Linda Woodward Geiger that goes over abstracting that may be useful to you. In it, her example is in third person/past tense. ...
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What does this Y symbol abbreviate in a Quaker birth record?

More specifically, there used to be a letter named 'thorn' in Old and Middle English, pronounced with a 'th' sound. Over time thorn was drawn more and more like the letter 'y' (though it retained its '...
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Transcription of an 1835 will entry in Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills record

The word is "comon", and was used here as an abbreviation of the word "commission". The phrase: "... to whom administration was granted having been sworn by commission duly ...
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Reading Johann Wilhelm's surname and father's profession

The last name is Braun (compare the first letter with that of Bürgers), the profession is Schmiedemeister, i.e. (master) blacksmith. The mother's name by the way is given as Christine Maria, not ...
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Reading name of father on German baptism record for Maria Magdalena Burkhardt Langenheld

I deciphered the alleged father's name: it reads "Huhrerey", so harlotry or whoring (not sure what the corresponding English term in this context would be). As far as I can read the rest, ...
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What does this Y symbol abbreviate in a Quaker birth record?

I don't think it says just "y", I think it is "ye" with the "e" superscripted. In other words Mary Wright (Daughter of James Wright & Mary his wife) was born y? 3rd day of the 6th month ...
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Where can I get help transcribing and translating Danish records?

your link gives some answer - you probably got som help elsewhere :-) From the link: Danish: Moderen finde 10/12 Aar for Nedkomsten hi Gaardhus Kane i Skalkendrup trinsedt 30 Mai fra Nyborg; ...
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How can I read and interpret old Danish script?

You could try the Danish Society for computer assisted genealog (DIS-Danmark) at https://www.slaegtogdata.dk/ English starter help for their forums here: https://www.slaegtogdata.dk/andet/forum-help-...
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How can I read and interpret old Danish script?

Google is your friend: http://www.danishmuseum.org/research-and-translation.cfm "Genealogy Center translators are able to translate most Danish letters and documents, including those in old Gothic ...
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Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate

In the city of Corella, province of Navarra, at 12 noon on 28th April 1944, before D. Santiago Frances Segura, Municipal Judge and D. Pablo Salvatierra Lara, Secretary, proceed to register the death ...
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Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate

If I count correctly, there are five missing blocks: In the city of Corella, province of Navarra, at 12 noon on 28th April 1944, before D. Santiago [Frances Segura], Municipal Judge and D. Pablo [??...
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Deciphering names from Spanish death certificate

María's name may be María Mauricia (as in the Spanish Habsburg princess).
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Reading place-names in 1906 Denmark Census image?

Johan is born in Korsør, Thora in Vallø By, Karen & Kai in Kjøbenh.(-avn) = Copenhagen, Per in Hellerup (and Yelva in Aarhus).
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Who did Emerich Braunschweig marry?

My best guess: “Item Emerich Brunschwiegk und Cristina Brethe..... zusammen gegeben den 13 Novembris” I’m not entirely sure that the bride’s name is Cristina, could be Cattrina as well, but it ...
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Transcription of baptism record handwriting

Yes, the text under "William John" is Born the 20(?)th day of October 1841 (the second digit of the date is a little unclear). The address is No 5(?) Rutland Street (again, the house number ...
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Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image?

According to en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Denmark, the (Lutheran) state religion of Denmark is known as the Dansk Folkekirke. It looks like the religion column for all the heads of household ...
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Transcribing testimonial

The signer of the letter is probably: Helen Olga Lowenthal, educator: born Belfast 21 June 1904; co-founder, Attingham Summer School Trust 1951; Course Director, Attingham Summer School 1952-76; ...
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Decipher Handwritten cause of death 25yr old male 1918

Either Complex (as suggested by sempaiscuba) or Complete (with a poorly formed final e) intestinal obstruction. The doctor's e's are not very well formed so it could be either. I think I would tend to ...
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Who did Hanß Burckhardt marry in Madelungen in 1659?

I’d say it’s “Anna Schucharten”. It looks like there’s some additional letters right after Anna at the end of the first line, but it wouldn’t make much sense, so I guess it’s just a bleed-through from ...
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Identify the first letter in this surname on a German birth certificate

I think it is a "G" based on the observation that the rest of the surname "arl" like above "Kühne" is not written in Kurrentschrift but in Latin handwriting. If you look at Schreibschrift at Wikipedia ...
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Reading occupation in 1906 Denmark Census image?

Yelva is a Husjomfru (house-maid), i.e. a female servant in a "more familiarly position" according to ODS.
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Best practices for producing document abstracts or summaries?

Professional Genealogy (2002), ed. by Elizabeth Shown Mills, chapter 16 "Transcripts and Abstracts", by Mary McCampbell Bell. I found it to be (for me) the single most useful chapter in the book, as I ...
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How can I read and interpret old Danish script?

Another option is to learn to more about Danish and Scandinavian handwriting yourself. At a minimum, you'll get a little further with the records before needing to ask for help, and can be more ...
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What tools are available to support transcription on Mac OS X?

A little late, but I finally built GenScriber for macOS. I have the download available on my website. Expect bugs. Don't use it with serious data until we have finished testing. https://genscriber.com/...
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