TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Introduction
1. Latin’s Phonetics and Structure
        Phonetics: The Sounds of Latin
                Vowels
                Diphthongs
                Consonants and Consonant Combinations
        Grammar
                First Declension
                Second Declension
                Third Declension
                Fourth Declension
                Fifth Declension
                The Chopping Block
                A Sample Sentence
                Adjectives
                Notes on the Ablative and the “Ablative Absolute”
                Verbs
                Prepositions
                Proper Nouns (Names of Persons and Places)
        Summary
2. Locating Records in America That Lead Back to Europe
        A. Church Records
        B. Civil Vital Records
        C. Naturalization Records
        D. Passenger Lists
        E. Social Security
        F. Probate Records
        G. Polish Fraternal Organizations
        H. Parish & Organizational Histories
        I. Obituaries and Cemetery Inscriptions
        J. Consular Records: Passport Applications
        K. Military Records
        L. Insurance and Fraternal Organization Death Claim Records
3. Latin Documents Created in North America
        Church Guidelines for Sacramental Registers
                Document 3-1: Newark Diocese Statutes
        Baptismal Certificates
                Document 3-2: A Preprinted Form Entry from a German Parish in Chicago
                Document 3-3: Preprinted Baptismal Form from an Italian Parish in Chicago
                Document 3-4: An Entry from a Hungarian Parish in Chicago
                Document 3-5: A Columnar Entry from a Cleveland Diocese Parish, with Comments
                Document 3-6: A Certificate Filled out from a Colchester, Connecticut Baptismal Register
                Document 3-7: Another Certificate from a Polish Parish, in New Britain, Connecticut
                Document 3-8: Another Form of Certificate from a Bayonne, NJ Baptismal Register
                Document 3-9: A Certificate from a Greek Catholic Parish in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
                Document 3-10: A Handwritten Paragraph-Form Entry in a Toledo Register
                Document 3-11: Another Handwritten Paragraph-form Entry
                Document 3-12: Another Handwritten Entry—Can You Read It?
        Marriage Records
                Document 3-13: Entry on a Preprinted From in a Canadian Parish Marriage Register
                Document 3-14: A Polish Marriage Register Entry with Place of Origin Details
                Document 3-15: A Marriage Record with Dispensation from an Italian Parish
                Document 3-16: A Columnar-Form Marriage Record from a Hungarian Parish
                Document 3-17: A Columnar Record from an Italian Parish in Chicago
                Document 3-18: A 1908 Columnar-Form Record from St. Boniface Church, Chicago
                Document 3-19: A 1909 Columnar Record from ... Argentina!?
                Document 3-20: Handwritten Paragraph-Form Record from Otis, Indiana
                Document 3-21: A Handwritten Paragraph-Form Record from Waterbury, Connecticut
                Document 3-22: A Handwritten Entry from a German Parish in Chicago
                Document 3-23: A Handwritten Entry from an Irish Church Register in Toledo
                Document 3-24: A Marriage Certificate Issued by a Polish Church in Brooklyn
        Burial Registers
                Document 3-25: Death Entries on Preprinted Pages from a Chicago Lithuanian Parish
                Document 3-26: Entries on a Preprinted Columnar Form from a Hungarian Parish
                Document 3-27: A Handwritten Columnar Entry from a Czech Parish in Chicago
                Document 3-28: Handwritten Paragraph Entries from a Chicago Orphanage
                Document 3-29: Handwritten Paragraph-Form Entry for a Married Woman
                Document 3-30: A Death Record for a Single Man
                Document 3-31: Death Record for an Infant
                Document 3-32: Death Record for a Married Man
        Other Sacramental Registers
                Document 3-33: A Confirmation Register from an Italian Parish in Chicago
        Diplomas
                Document 3-34: A Diploma
                Document 3-35: One More Diploma
        Summary
4. Finding the Right Place
        Gazetteers
        A List of Selected Place Names
5. Latin Documents Originating in Europe
        Entries in Sacramental Registers
                Instructions for Baptismal Registers
                Instructions for Matrimonial Registers
        Baptismal Entries and Certificates
                I. Columnar-Form Original Entries in Registers
                        Document 5-1: 1881 Columnar Baptismal Register, Verkhnia Bilka, Ukraine
                        Document 5-2: Columnar Register, Armenian Catholic Parish, Suceava, Romania
                        Document 5-3: Columnar Greek Catholic Baptismal Register, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
                        Document 5-4: Columnar Baptismal Register, Olomouc, Czech Republic
                        Document 5-5: 1806 Entry from a Polish Parish in German-Ruled Poland
                        Document 5-6: 1842 Entries from the Same Polish Parish in German-Ruled Poland
                        Document 5-7: Columnar Baptismal Entry for a Convert, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Document 5-8: An Addendum Pasted into a Parish Register in Borzęcin, Poland
Document 5-9: Addenda to Pope John Paul II’s Baptismal Entry, Wadowice, Poland
        II. Paragraph-Form Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-10: 1653 Entries in Baptismal Registers, Grünau, Upper Austria
Document 5-11: Baptismal Register Entries from Clonfanlough Parish, Ireland
Document 5-12: Baptismal Register Entries from Biella, Italy
Document 5-13: 1796 Baptismal Entry from Borriana, Biella Province, Italy
Document 5-14: 1837 Baptismal Entry from Borriana, Biella Province, Italy
Document 5-15: Baptismal Register Entries from Adutiškis, Lithuania
Document 5-16: 1745 Baptismal Record of Kazimierz Pułaski, Warsaw, Poland
Document 5-17: A Puzzling Baptismal Name
Document 5-18: A Convert Is Christened with a Whole New Name
        III. Certificates Drawn Up on the Basis of Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-19: A Slovak Baptismal Certificate
Document 5-20: A Croatian Baptismal Certificate
Document 5-21: A Baptismal Certificate from the Former Kingdom of Hungary
Document 5-22: Baptismal Certificate from Galicia (Austrian Poland)
Document 5-23: A Greek Catholic Baptismal Certificate from Galicia (Ukraine)
        Marriage Entries and Certificates
                I. Columnar-Form Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-24: Columnar Marriage Entry from Western Ukraine
Document 5-25: Columnar Marriage Entries from Liebenau, Upper Austria
Document 5-26: A Later Entry from the Same Liebenau Register
Document 5-27: An Entry from a Parish Register in Peremyshliany, Ukraine
Document 5-28: An Entry from a Parish Register in Zajączkowo, German Poland
Document 5-29: An Entry from a Parish Register in Blansko, Czech Republic
Document 5-30: A 1764 Entry from the Blansko Register
Document 5-31: A Marriage Record from Former Austrian Poland
Document 5-32: 1808 Entries from a Parish in Leiden, the Netherlands
                II. Paragraph-Form Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-33: 1764 Entry in the Register of Blansko Parish, Czech Republic
Document 5-34: A 1759 Entry from Blansko, Czech Republic
Document 5-35: A 1761 Entry from Karmėlava, Lithuania
Document 5-36: 1869 Entries from Clonfanlough Parish, Ireland
Document 5-37: 1750 Entries from Borianna, Biella Province, Italy
Document 5-38: 1746 Entries from Delft, the Netherlands
Document 5-39: 1703 Entries from Leiden, the Netherlands
Document 5-40: 1667 Entries from Leiden, Documenting Marriages and Deaths
Document 5-41: An Entry from the Parish Church in Przytuły, Poland
Document 5-42: Another Marriage from Przytuły, Between Nobles
Document 5-43: An 1820 Polish Marriage Entry with a Divorced Groom!?
        III. Certificates Drawn Up on the Basis of Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-44: A Roman Catholic Marriage Certificate from Chmielnik, Poland
Document 5-45: A Greek Catholic Marriage Certificate from Ostriv, Ukraine
        Death Entries and Certificates
                I. Columnar-Form Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-46: Columnar Entries from a Greek Catholic Parish Church in Southern Poland
Document 5-47: 1804-1895 Entries from Závadka near Spišska Nová Ves, Slovakia
Document 5-48: 1873 Columnar Entries from Závadka, Slovakia
Document 5-49: Death Entries from Ushnia, Ukraine
Document 5-50: Entries from a Greek Catholic Parish Church in Śnietnica, Poland
Document 5-51: 1943 Entries from the Same Church in Śnietnica
Document 5-52: 1809 Entries from the Parish in Zhaludok, Belarus
Document 5-53: 1799 Entries from Zajączkowo, Poland
                II. Paragraph-Form Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-54: 1672 Entries from a Death Register in Grünau, Upper Austria
Document 5-55: 1819 Death Register Entries from Joniškis, Lithuania
Document 5-56: Death Register Entries from Clonfanlough Parish, Ireland
Document 5-57: Death Register Entries from Borianna, Biella Province, Italy
Document 5-58: 1644 Death Register Entries from Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Document 5-59: 1821 Entries from Jastrzębie Parish, Poland
Document 5-60: Another 1821 Entry from Jastrzębie Parish, Poland
Document 5-61: 1767 Entries from Zhaludok Parish, Belarus
        III. Certificates Drawn Up on the Basis of Original Entries in Registers
Document 5-62: Death Certificate from the Roman Catholic Parish of Zarszyn, Poland
        Other Useful Information from Parish Registers
Document 5-63: A Confirmation Register from Blansko, Czech Republic
Document 5-64: Baptismal Entries for Illegitimate Children, Blansko, Czech Republic
Document 5-65: Information on Parish Priests of Olomouc, Czech Republic
Document 5-66: Payments Due Priests, form Borriana, Italy
Document 5-67: Title Page of a “Pastoral Book,” from Leiden, the Netherlands
Document 5-68: Converts Listed in the Leiden Pastoral Book
Document 5-69: Villages “Looking to” a Polish Parish Church
        Other Latin-Language Sources
Document 5-70: Parish Information from a Diocesan Directory
Document 5-71: Entries from an 1832 Schematism of Ľviv Archdiocese, Ukraine
Document 5-72: Entry from a Polish Book on Heraldry
Document 5-73: A 1783 Document Establishing Noble Descent, Lwów, Galicia
Document 5-74: Excerpts from a 19th-Century “Tabular Copy,” Ľviv (Lwów), Galicia
Document 5-75: 1778 Entry from Polish Land Registers, Ciechanów, Poland
Document 5-76: 1778 Entry from Polish Court Records
6. Latin Vocabulary
        Titles Indicative of Social Status
                Terms for Nobles and the Clergy
                Terms for Categories of Peasants
        Causes of Death and Other Death-Related Vocabulary
        Numbers, Cardinal and Ordinal
        Months of the Year
        Days of the Week
        Rendering of Dates
        Miscellaneous Time Expressions
        Occupations
        Family Relationships
        Master Vocabulary List
7. Latin First Names and Equivalents
8. Acknowledgements and Bibliography
9. Index

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