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Karen Norwillo
20-03-10, 22:08
Can someone tell me what this means after the birth of an ancestor? 1.7.1777 Lars (n.d.conf. 7.12) Parents are Laurentius Kallungi-Niemelä and Wallborg. On all the Rippi in Kemijärvi, his year of birth is 1776. The Syntyneet says 1777.

Jaska Sarell
20-03-10, 23:11
n.d. = nöddöpt = baptized in emergency
This was sometimes done (by an elderly relative) when baby looked too weak to be taken to the pastor and might die quickly. If he/she became well, the baptism was confirmed by the pastor, in this case on 7th December.

:) Jaska

Karen Norwillo
21-03-10, 00:29
Thanks, Jaska. I appreciate the help.