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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 represent the 10th month. Under the old style (Julian) calendar used in Britain and its colonies until 1752, the first month was March, making December the 10th month. ...


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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./VIIIemb. and IXemb. (for September, October and November). I found a Princeton University Abbreviations of the Names of the Months page that lists abbreviations for ...


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...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 other bolded words.


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I can provide you with a GenScriber version that will run in X11. If you want to give it a try, I would be willing to make any adjustments needed to ensure success.


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There aren't any that are native to the Mac. But there are a couple of online ones that may work for you. Scripto is a free open source tool written in PHP for enabling community transcription of document and multimedia files. It runs under WordPress, Drupal or Omeka (3 content management systems). FromThePage An free open source online tool written in ...


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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. There's also a section on the Board of Certified Genealogist's Certification website section "Skillbuilding: Producing Quality Research Notes," which gives some ...


5

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 to administer." being a standard one in wills of that period. This not an unusual abbreviation in this context, although personally I have found the ...


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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 'th' sound), and eventually printers started using 'y' in its place to save on letter plates. Thorn had all but disappeared by the 1700s, but earlier texts ...


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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 1708 becomes: Mary Wright (Daughter of James Wright & Mary his wife) was born ye 3rd day of the 6th month 1708 The recorder seems to have used "the" and ...


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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 Christina Maria.


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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, there is only information about the mother and the godparents (I guess also from the mother's family).


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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 defenitly ends with “ina”. Look for similar spellings elsewhere in the same book. The month seems to be november rather than december. See the last entry for the year, ...


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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 is unclear in that image). Yes, the mother's name is Lydia. You should be able to confirm the date of birth by obtaining a copy of William John Gifford's ...


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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 could be an abbreviation of Folkekirke. I suspect if you look through other pages you'll see nearly everyone has that same entry for religion. (Note the other ...


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The source should show the document you consulted in the form (original or image or PDF) available to you. If the media was only available as a transcript, or index, or offline original, your citation should say so. However you consulted the source, you should include your transcript (as this is the record of what you think the source said. Others might ...


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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-english


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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 handwriting or print, as well as Danish church and census records; and can make referrals for translations of both modern and Gothic German-language documents."


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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; kviddaret 4 Juni 1884 [???] English: The mother find 10/12 years of confinement hi farmhouse Kane in Skalkendrup trinsedt 30 Mai from Nyborg; kviddaret June 4, 1884 ...


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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 of Da. Juana Sanz Cueva, born in Corella, province of Navarra, on 6th May 1857 (86 years old), daughter of D. Blas Sanz and Da. Felipa Cueva, resided at Tajadas ...


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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 [????? ?????], Secretary, proceed to register the death of Da. Juana Sanz Cueva, born in Corella, province of Navarra, on 6th May 1857 (86 years old), daughter ...


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María's name may be María Mauricia (as in the Spanish Habsburg princess).


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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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Yelva is a Husjomfru (house-maid), i.e. a female servant in a "more familiarly position" according to ODS.


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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 hadn't yet seen the topic covered anywhere else. The "further study" section at the end of the chapter includes mention of the Linda Woodward Geiger article, ...


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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 specific about the problem words. The FamilySearch Wiki has a number of pages and tutorials on Scandinavian languages and writing. Search word combinations like ...


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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 then the letter has some resemblance to the G in "Deutsche Normalschrift" and "Lateinische Ausgangsschrift" which of course might have been created later than ...


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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 the next or the opposite page.


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