rp76226 wrote:Thank you. Was that in Latin? Where did you find the year? Is the month and day above in the middle? I need to look at more of these records and am trying to get a format down to make it easier. Ron
Yes, this church record is in Latin. In later years, you may find them written in Italian.
to find the date, you first need to go right above your entry. In the middle you see a 7 followed by a word. The word that is there is a form of the word eiusdem which means "the same"
The entry above yours has a 5 in front of this word, so the day is the 5th. The one above that has a 4, so the day is the 4th. You need to keep going up the page until you come to an entry which also has a month and a year. The first entry which has both is the one which has "die Prima februari 1836". So now you have your month and year. The only thing that has changed in the entries below this one is the day. If there is no day written than the day is the same as the entry before it.
There are, unfortunately, a lot of abbreviations in Latin church records. Sometimes letters are omitted from words and you will find a letter up in the air where the omitted letters were. While I can now read a lot of what is in these Church documents, I am not fluent in reading them
You also have burial information in your record which I did not add to the translation.
See where it says "obiit heri et sepultus eccla reformati" -died yesterday and buried (eccla is an abbreviation for the word ecclesia which means church) -reformati is just the word reformed.