Re: [S-R] Re: question about old alphabet
I have been reviewing RC church records for several towns in eastern
Slovakia, and in one of the films, the person recording the names did
use a form of the double s where the first letter had a large lower
loop. I can't say that it looked like the letter "p" to me, but it
was definitely a relatively unique character.
When you gave the information about the source, was it for a microfilm
roll that you're viewing at a Family History Center, or a reference to
one of the online records? It's helpful for the group to either know
the reference for online films, so they can go look directly, or to be
able to look at a photo of as much of the entire microfilm page as
possible so that the handwriting can be compared based on a larger
You mention that this stylization occurred in the 1857 confirmations--
is it also used in other records for marriage or death? That could be
helpful for you to review also.
On Apr 26, 2011, at 4:01 PM, stevemartonak wrote:
> The name in question is found several times on images 77, 78, and 79
> of the Lipany (Hethars) record Inv. #. 563, 1842-1888 but the real
> question is not about this specific name but simply was a ligature
> for double ess in use at that time and place?
> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "CurtB" <curt67boc@...> wrote:
> > Steve,
> > Just give us the citation so we can look at the item ourselves.
> Can't answer your question without looking at it.
> > Curt B.
> > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "stevemartonak"
> <stevemartonak@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm looking through the online records for Lipany/Hethars and
> one of the surnames that appears is Lesko/Lessko, except in the 1857
> confirmations where I see several instances of "Lepko". The "p" in
> no way resembles the loopy double 's' of old English/American but
> rather looks exactly like the "p" in "Stephanus" and "Josephus". Am
> I never the less probably looking at a double 's'?
> > >
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