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budjohnson
15-02-12, 17:20
I am having a problem reading a birth record in Sodankylä province. The birth record on the upper left side for a Johan Petter.

http://www.digiarkisto.org/sshy/kirjat/Kirkonkirjat/sodankyla/syntyneet_1825-1849_ik371/113.htm

Thanks

Bud

Jaska Sarell
15-02-12, 18:57
Inhysingen Johan Pyhäjärfvis och dess hustru Elsas son Johan Petter
Faddr: bonden Johan Martin jemte sin hustru Malin. Bonden Abram Tervo jemte sin hustru Greta. Bondesonen Hans Tervo och pigan Caisa Gustava Arvola.
Döpt å Hjetasuvando hemman.

N.B. Elsa is a variation of Elisabet, like Lisa. Sometimes you may find either for one person.

:) Jaska

budjohnson
16-02-12, 20:55
Thanks Jaska
I learned a new word (Faddr).

Jaska Sarell
16-02-12, 21:25
Actually the complete word is faddrar, plural of fadder ;)
The Finnish word is kummit (sing. kummi)
Sometimes you can see for the same purpose word wittnen (modern: vittnen) or its Latin equivalent testes.

:) Jaska