I have answered the questions as well as I possibly can. As to
the secrecy, I agree is does seem pointless with documents
from over 100 years ago, but that is the policy of the Archdiocese
straight from the Cardinal's office. If you have a problem write to
him. I have not wanted to place my job at stake for something so
Posn is in the column for the location of birth. There was never
any question about that. Franciscus? Is not the person born in
Posn, this I know for a fact. We were never looking for a person's
name, we knew the name all the time. We know everything
about this person and I never asked about any name. My only
thought was that there are many knowledgable people in this
group and someone might have an idea about what MD stood
for in relation to Posn.
I did leave out some information and I took resposibility for that
Also I explained early on the problem with Archdiocese, and I
mentioned in the first message that I worked in the Archives of
the Archdiocese. This wasn't anything personal on my part.
Since I been accused of being less than honest in my bringing of
this question to this group I think you and the group can now
recieve a little criticism.
This all started with the question from a professional
genealogist. (This is all Christine Friend does.) The only
question was what does MD mean regarding Posn. The group
didn't know. That was easy, but no one actually said that. I think
the group became fixaited on the common questions and details
of genealogy without actually reading the details of what I wrote.
What was overlooked was this request came from a genealogist
who works for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. These two
things were completely overlooked by members asking where
the records came from? Taking this into consideration some of
the questions that were asked could have been eliminated, and
the fact that we did not have questions about any other part of
OK, my mistake was bringing this question to this group, but I
really thought someone might know. I am sure for the most part
this group does very well with genealogy questions.
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
, "Vladimir Bohinc"
> Dear Colin,
> Franciscus is a first name of a man. Equal to Frank.
> Looking at your scan, this MD Posn as attached to the full
name of this man suggests his function rather than place he
> Poznan is a large town and is a capital of the Poznan province.
I was there many times. Used to be German too.
> I think that by now you should have realized, that the best
guess, lacking any other supporting information from the said
record, is the town of Poznan.
> As to what MD could mean, you can find hundreds of
possibilities and it has no sense to speculate about that.
> So, if you want to find the birth of this Franciscus, you should
check the Poznan records.
> However, I am not sure, what ( except from trying to figure out
what MD Posn means) do you really want and since you are
evading answering legitimate questions, the whole affair on this
list is becoming a pain in the ...... We are not Poles. You should
go to some Polish lists.
> We have never had such an uncooperative member and we
have never encountered this sort of secrecy regarding old
documents which should be deciphered. Have mercy.
> Best regards,
> Do we have your full postal address?
> Your on-line research is totally misleading and has nothing to
do with your document. Bratislava, for example, also used to be
called Poson. Do you have a reason to believe, that thos Posn,
after the full name shoud refer to a geagraphical location. Such
information is always in a separate column.
> But, since we actually do not know what kind of document we
are talking about, you are playing a game with us.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: raybravo2000
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2006 5:00 AM
> Subject: [S-R] Re: MD Posn
> Becki & Vladimir,
> Just to go over what I found on my own. I found other entries
> on-line that used the spelling P O S N. Indeed P O S E N was
> the common spelling; however, there was also Posan.
> P O S N is just a contraction for the benefit of the writer. I
> map that showed the town Posen but also that it was
> surrounded by the district or province of Posen. This district
> many towns and villages in it, "Franciscus" could have been
> Latinized name of one of the villages. I also checked Acronym
> Finder and MD can mean Military District.
> As to MD being Maryland. Usually in this country we put the
> first and then the state and that tradition goes back pretty far.
> Thanks again.
> Dobru noc,
> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Becki Blair"
> <beckiblair@> wrote:
> > If the listing of the place of birth is 'MD Posn', couldn't this
> possibly be
> > the two letter abbreviation for the state of Maryland and
> be a
> > village, county or abbreviation of any of them? It seems if
> > baptized in Philadelphia, they might have been born over
> as well. Just
> > my two cents on the tail end of the conversation...
> > Becki
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