RE: [S-R] Plavec LDS records
In my experience, I frequently found a date next to the cross which when I
checked the death records, the death was recorded in the death list also.
I believe that when the death followed soon (sometimes a year or more) after
the birth, the custodian of the records went back to the birth record and
added the information about the death just to add additional information.
In my families, the parents wanted to insure that the father's and mother's
first names were passed on to the next generation. Once a child was named,
if that child died, the next child born of the same sex would then be given
the same name. So there could be several sons with the same given name. If
the cross was not added nor the death date provided, then it might be more
difficult to understand which child named George survived and therefore is
the George who later married.
The next son could be born within a year. Since all of the records are not
perfect if might be difficult to understand which George survived. The
cross helps to know which ones did not.
Frank R. Plichta
"Searching the World for PLICHTAs"
"Ja hl'adanie na celom svete za PLICHTA."
"Das die Welt fuer PLICHTA suchen."
"Je cherche le monde pour la famille PLICHTA."
"Buscando el mundo por los PLICHTA."
"Quaerere summa reum familia PLICHTA."
I would appreciate receiving ANY information, about ANY Plichta, from ANY
place, at ANY time in history.
From: badgerz1 [mailto:badgerz1@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 16:04
Subject: RE: [S-R] Plavec LDS records
I my own searches, I have found that it means the death is recorded later in
the church records. Sometimes the death was months away & other times many,
many years later. My guess is that some priests went back in the records to
the baptism date & noted that this person was no longer living.
From: lacer55 [mailto:Joeanna@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 12:16 PM
Subject: [S-R] Plavec LDS records
I have found my paternal grandparents in the LDS records from Plavec
Czechoslovakia (Slovakia). I was wondering if anyone can tell me
what the cross means above the name of the person in the baptism
records. Can this signify that the child died at birth? Not every
entry has this cross. Thanks in anticipation of an answer.
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