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Help translating another baptismal record

Postby italian059 » 29 Sep 2011, 20:52

Would someone please translate this baptismal record. The link is as follows:

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Thanks so much.

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Re: Help translating another baptismal record

Postby PippoM » 29 Sep 2011, 22:56

Year 1881, March 12th
I, priest Giovanni Governati, by licence of the very reverend Dean, baptized a child born yesterday at 7:30 p.m, son of Antonino Mancuso, and Rosaria Buccheri, spouses from this town, to whom I gave name Antonino. Godmather was Carmela Scalisi wife of Antonino Monleone (?) spouses from this town.
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Re: Help translating another baptismal record

Postby italian059 » 29 Sep 2011, 23:46

Thanks so much, but could the name of the child possibly be Antonina. a girl?

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Re: Help translating another baptismal record

Postby Lucap » 29 Sep 2011, 23:59

Giuseppe, come nome del battezzato mi sembra di leggere Antonina (al femminile) e non Antonino (che tra l'altro sarebbe omonimo del padre). Tu che ne dici?

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Re: Help translating another baptismal record

Postby italian059 » 30 Sep 2011, 00:50

Thanks, Lucap, but I can't read Italian and I am not sure what you are trying to say. The reason I am so interested in this baptism is because it could be my grandmother if the child that was baptized was a girl. If it is really a boy, then it is my great uncle. I am just really trying to find out if the child was a boy or a girl. Any inpur on this translation would be appreciated.

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Re: Help translating another baptismal record

Postby PippoM » 30 Sep 2011, 18:20

I understand what you mean...it actually seems "Antonina" rather than "Antonino", even if it is not so evident to me. I ran straight towards the "male" option because I read "natum" rather than "natam", so I did not pay attention to the name. I am not an expert of Latin, but I think "infans" can be as well masculine as feminine, so the adjective should be "tuned" to the noun; anyway, that can just be a mistake. Moreover, there's one more fact that leads to the "female" option, that is, there's a godmother rather then a godfather, and that is more usual for female children.
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Re: Help translating another baptismal record

Postby Lucap » 30 Sep 2011, 18:35

Sono esattamente le considerazioni che avevo fatto anch'io. Il dubbio rimane, ma io direi 51% femmina, 49% maschio ;)

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Re: Help translating another baptismal record

Postby PippoM » 30 Sep 2011, 22:33

Sono d'accordo - I agree
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Re: Help translating another baptismal record

Postby italian059 » 30 Sep 2011, 23:24

Thanks so much for all the help. Gracie.


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