Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Watch out for that final a!


I was doing some research for my own Frenštát ancestors. Here is a link to this 26 April 1784 birth.

A very quick glance with my tired eyes, and at first I saw, "Johann Chodurin."

I should have noticed three things:

1. There is a third little nožičky - what looks like a final "n" is actually a final "a."

2. Notice that the surname has the German -in ending? This is a feminine form.

3. Notice that the column marked "female" is checked.

Well, at least I was able to catch my mistake. I hope it helps you to not make the same one.

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