Re: D. before names in RC records
- One possibility: Could the D. stand for Dominus/a (Lord/Lady)? Is
there anything in the record that might make you think these people
were prominent - maybe the notation is larger than normal or uses
fancier capitals? You mentioned your cousin getting a "fancy
baptismal record"; do you mean the original record was ornate in
some way, which would suggest these were gentry? But if you know the
names of the local gentry, this might not pan out. Just a thought!
- Hi Joe,
That thought occured to me, but I don't think so, altho the Joseph
Neczasek who was the father of the Joseph in the records was supposed to
have been a doctor according to family story written down in Sabinov
But that wouldn't explain the D. in front of everyone's name......
especially the bride who was only 16.
I also thought of "deceased" but that of course made no sense for the
I guess I just need to keep digging!
Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
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- Another thought on the D before the name--perhaps it represents some form of
a prayer, with D being short for Deus. The Irish nuns always put a cross on
the top of everything they wrote--letters, etc. Since a cross in the church
records of Slovakia usually indicated that the baby had died, perhaps the D
is a prayer? Just a thought. Caroline