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In Their Words: A Genealogist's Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin and Russian Documents, Volume III: Latin
This publication includes: over 100 Latin-language documents and extracts from American and European sources, analyzed and translated. They include extracts from birth, death, and marriage records of various formats; diplomas; parish histories


 

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This publication includes:

*  over 100 Latin-language documents and extracts from American and European sources, analyzed and translated. They include extracts from birth, death, and marriage records of various formats; diplomas; parish histories; diocesan directories; armorials; and legal records.

*  a section on Latin grammar, phonetics, and spelling;

*  information on how to locate records in America and Europe;

*  a chapter on gazetteers and how to use them, followed by a list of selected place names in Latin and their modern equivalents;

*  a 128-page vocabulary, with particular emphasis on the terms likely to be found in records, including occupations, causes of death, terms used in titles, and so forth;

*  a 22-page list of Latin given names with their equivalents in Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, and Ukrainian.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

(without page numbers)

Introduction
1. Latin’s Phonetics and Structure
       Phonetics: The Sounds of Latin
               Vowels
               Diphthongs
               Consonants and Consonant Combinations
       Grammar
               First Declension
               Second Declension
               Third Declension
               Fourth Declension
               Fifth Declension
               The Chopping Block
               A Sample Sentence
               Adjectives
               Notes on the Ablative and the “Ablative Absolute”
               Verbs
               Prepositions
               Proper Nouns (Names of Persons and Places)
       Summary
2. Locating Records in America That Lead Back to Europe
       A. Church Records
       B. Civil Vital Records
       C. Naturalization Records
       D. Passenger Lists
       E. Social Security
       F. Probate Records
       G. Polish Fraternal Organizations
       H. Parish & Organizational Histories
       I. Obituaries and Cemetery Inscriptions
       J. Consular Records: Passport Applications
       K. Military Records
       L. Insurance and Fraternal Organization Death Claim Records
3. Latin Documents Created in North America
       Church Guidelines for Sacramental Registers
               Document 3-1: Newark Diocese Statutes
       Baptismal Certificates
               Document 3-2: A Preprinted Form Entry from a German Parish in Chicago
               Document 3-3: Preprinted Baptismal Form from an Italian Parish in Chicago
               Document 3-4: An Entry from a Hungarian Parish in Chicago
               Document 3-5: A Columnar Entry from a Cleveland Diocese Parish, with Comments
               Document 3-6: A Certificate Filled out from a Colchester, Connecticut Baptismal Register
               Document 3-7: Another Certificate from a Polish Parish, in New Britain, Connecticut
               Document 3-8: Another Form of Certificate from a Bayonne, NJ Baptismal Register
               Document 3-9: A Certificate from a Greek Catholic Parish in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
               Document 3-10: A Handwritten Paragraph-Form Entry in a Toledo Register
               Document 3-11: Another Handwritten Paragraph-form Entry
               Document 3-12: Another Handwritten Entry—Can You Read It?
       Marriage Records
               Document 3-13: Entry on a Preprinted From in a Canadian Parish Marriage Register
               Document 3-14: A Polish Marriage Register Entry with Place of Origin Details
               Document 3-15: A Marriage Record with Dispensation from an Italian Parish
               Document 3-16: A Columnar-Form Marriage Record from a Hungarian Parish
               Document 3-17: A Columnar Record from an Italian Parish in Chicago
               Document 3-18: A 1908 Columnar-Form Record from St. Boniface Church, Chicago
               Document 3-19: A 1909 Columnar Record from ... Argentina!?
               Document 3-20: Handwritten Paragraph-Form Record from Otis, Indiana
               Document 3-21: A Handwritten Paragraph-Form Record from Waterbury, Connecticut
               Document 3-22: A Handwritten Entry from a German Parish in Chicago
               Document 3-23: A Handwritten Entry from an Irish Church Register in Toledo
               Document 3-24: A Marriage Certificate Issued by a Polish Church in Brooklyn
       Burial Registers
               Document 3-25: Death Entries on Preprinted Pages from a Chicago Lithuanian Parish
               Document 3-26: Entries on a Preprinted Columnar Form from a Hungarian Parish
               Document 3-27: A Handwritten Columnar Entry from a Czech Parish in Chicago
               Document 3-28: Handwritten Paragraph Entries from a Chicago Orphanage
               Document 3-29: Handwritten Paragraph-Form Entry for a Married Woman
               Document 3-30: A Death Record for a Single Man
               Document 3-31: Death Record for an Infant
               Document 3-32: Death Record for a Married Man
       Other Sacramental Registers
               Document 3-33: A Confirmation Register from an Italian Parish in Chicago
       Diplomas
               Document 3-34: A Diploma
               Document 3-35: One More Diploma
       Summary
4. Finding the Right Place
       Gazetteers
       A List of Selected Place Names
5. Latin Documents Originating in Europe
       Entries in Sacramental Registers
               Instructions for Baptismal Registers
               Instructions for Matrimonial Registers
       Baptismal Entries and Certificates
               I. Columnar-Form Original Entries in Registers
                       Document 5-1: 1881 Columnar Baptismal Register, Verkhnia Bilka, Ukraine
                       Document 5-2: Columnar Register, Armenian Catholic Parish, Suceava, Romania
                       Document 5-3: Columnar Greek Catholic Baptismal Register, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
                       Document 5-4: Columnar Baptismal Register, Olomouc, Czech Republic
                       Document 5-5: 1806 Entry from a Polish Parish in German-Ruled Poland
                       Document 5-6: 1842 Entries from the Same Polish Parish in German-Ruled Poland
                       Document 5-7: Columnar Baptismal Entry for a Convert, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Document 5-8: An Addendum Pasted into a Parish Register in Borzęcin, Poland
Document 5-9: Addenda to Pope John Paul II’s Baptismal Entry, Wadowice, Poland
       II. Paragraph-Form Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-10: 1653 Entries in Baptismal Registers, Grünau, Upper Austria
Document 5-11: Baptismal Register Entries from Clonfanlough Parish, Ireland
Document 5-12: Baptismal Register Entries from Biella, Italy
Document 5-13: 1796 Baptismal Entry from Borriana, Biella Province, Italy
Document 5-14: 1837 Baptismal Entry from Borriana, Biella Province, Italy
Document 5-15: Baptismal Register Entries from Adutiškis, Lithuania
Document 5-16: 1745 Baptismal Record of Kazimierz Pułaski, Warsaw, Poland
Document 5-17: A Puzzling Baptismal Name
Document 5-18: A Convert Is Christened with a Whole New Name
       III. Certificates Drawn Up on the Basis of Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-19: A Slovak Baptismal Certificate
Document 5-20: A Croatian Baptismal Certificate
Document 5-21: A Baptismal Certificate from the Former Kingdom of Hungary
Document 5-22: Baptismal Certificate from Galicia (Austrian Poland)
Document 5-23: A Greek Catholic Baptismal Certificate from Galicia (Ukraine)
       Marriage Entries and Certificates
               I. Columnar-Form Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-24: Columnar Marriage Entry from Western Ukraine
Document 5-25: Columnar Marriage Entries from Liebenau, Upper Austria
Document 5-26: A Later Entry from the Same Liebenau Register
Document 5-27: An Entry from a Parish Register in Peremyshliany, Ukraine
Document 5-28: An Entry from a Parish Register in Zajączkowo, German Poland
Document 5-29: An Entry from a Parish Register in Blansko, Czech Republic
Document 5-30: A 1764 Entry from the Blansko Register
Document 5-31: A Marriage Record from Former Austrian Poland
Document 5-32: 1808 Entries from a Parish in Leiden, the Netherlands
               II. Paragraph-Form Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-33: 1764 Entry in the Register of Blansko Parish, Czech Republic
Document 5-34: A 1759 Entry from Blansko, Czech Republic
Document 5-35: A 1761 Entry from Karmėlava, Lithuania
Document 5-36: 1869 Entries from Clonfanlough Parish, Ireland
Document 5-37: 1750 Entries from Borianna, Biella Province, Italy
Document 5-38: 1746 Entries from Delft, the Netherlands
Document 5-39: 1703 Entries from Leiden, the Netherlands
Document 5-40: 1667 Entries from Leiden, Documenting Marriages and Deaths
Document 5-41: An Entry from the Parish Church in Przytuły, Poland
Document 5-42: Another Marriage from Przytuły, Between Nobles
Document 5-43: An 1820 Polish Marriage Entry with a Divorced Groom!?
       III. Certificates Drawn Up on the Basis of Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-44: A Roman Catholic Marriage Certificate from Chmielnik, Poland
Document 5-45: A Greek Catholic Marriage Certificate from Ostriv, Ukraine
       Death Entries and Certificates
               I. Columnar-Form Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-46: Columnar Entries from a Greek Catholic Parish Church in Southern Poland
Document 5-47: 1804-1895 Entries from Závadka near Spišska Nová Ves, Slovakia
Document 5-48: 1873 Columnar Entries from Závadka, Slovakia
Document 5-49: Death Entries from Ushnia, Ukraine
Document 5-50: Entries from a Greek Catholic Parish Church in Śnietnica, Poland
Document 5-51: 1943 Entries from the Same Church in Śnietnica
Document 5-52: 1809 Entries from the Parish in Zhaludok, Belarus
Document 5-53: 1799 Entries from Zajączkowo, Poland
               II. Paragraph-Form Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-54: 1672 Entries from a Death Register in Grünau, Upper Austria
Document 5-55: 1819 Death Register Entries from Joniškis, Lithuania
Document 5-56: Death Register Entries from Clonfanlough Parish, Ireland
Document 5-57: Death Register Entries from Borianna, Biella Province, Italy
Document 5-58: 1644 Death Register Entries from Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Document 5-59: 1821 Entries from Jastrzębie Parish, Poland
Document 5-60: Another 1821 Entry from Jastrzębie Parish, Poland
Document 5-61: 1767 Entries from Zhaludok Parish, Belarus
       III. Certificates Drawn Up on the Basis of Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-62: Death Certificate from the Roman Catholic Parish of Zarszyn, Poland
       Other Useful Information from Parish Registers
Document 5-63: A Confirmation Register from Blansko, Czech Republic
Document 5-64: Baptismal Entries for Illegitimate Children, Blansko, Czech Republic
Document 5-65: Information on Parish Priests of Olomouc, Czech Republic
Document 5-66: Payments Due Priests, form Borriana, Italy
Document 5-67: Title Page of a “Pastoral Book,” from Leiden, the Netherlands
Document 5-68: Converts Listed in the Leiden Pastoral Book
Document 5-69: Villages “Looking to” a Polish Parish Church
       Other Latin-Language Sources
Document 5-70: Parish Information from a Diocesan Directory
Document 5-71: Entries from an 1832 Schematism of Ľviv Archdiocese, Ukraine
Document 5-72: Entry from a Polish Book on Heraldry
Document 5-73: A 1783 Document Establishing Noble Descent, Lwów, Galicia
Document 5-74: Excerpts from a 19th-Century “Tabular Copy,” Ľviv (Lwów), Galicia
Document 5-75: 1778 Entry from Polish Land Registers, Ciechanów, Poland
Document 5-76: 1778 Entry from Polish Court Records
6. Latin Vocabulary
       Titles Indicative of Social Status
               Terms for Nobles and the Clergy
               Terms for Categories of Peasants
       Causes of Death and Other Death-Related Vocabulary
       Numbers, Cardinal and Ordinal
       Months of the Year
       Days of the Week
       Rendering of Dates
       Miscellaneous Time Expressions
       Occupations
       Family Relationships
       Master Vocabulary List
7. Latin First Names and Equivalents
8. Acknowledgements and Bibliography
9. Index
Features
  • 411 pages
  • Softcover
  • Size - 8.25" x 11" - 21cm x 28cm


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