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Offline Parmesan

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'Kirk' as a residence
« on: Wednesday 20 October 10 16:12 BST (UK) »
I have found three baptisms on Family Search Pilot of possible family members.

Two of the baptisms are duplicated except for where it has 'residence'.  In each case one record has 'Borgue' for residence and the other has 'Kirk' for residence.

Being English kirk has always meant 'church' to me but is it possible Kirk is a shortened name of a village within/near the parish of Borgue?

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Re: 'Kirk' as a residence
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 October 10 15:46 BST (UK) »
Borgue, a parish, Kirk, Kirkcudbright, a county!      Skoosh.

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Re: 'Kirk' as a residence
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 October 10 16:22 BST (UK) »
See, I'm still confused

Borgue a parish I get
Kirkcudbrightshire  a county I also get

Kirk, Kirkcudbright a county ?

sorry!  ???
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Re: 'Kirk' as a residence
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 October 10 19:15 BST (UK) »
An abbreviation for the name of the county.

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Re: 'Kirk' as a residence
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 October 10 20:43 BST (UK) »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

oh the embarrassment  :-[
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Re: 'Kirk' as a residence
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 October 10 20:44 BST (UK) »
thank you  :-*
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