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Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« on: Sunday 05 August 18 19:03 BST (UK) »
The register is from Old Monkland, June 1846.

I'm stuck on the letters in the column under Baptism.  I've looked for abbreviation help  on Scotlands People and other sites and have drawn a blank. Could someone please clue me in on what they stand for?

Thanks very much.  Marion

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Re: Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 August 18 19:06 BST (UK) »
Might they be the initials of the minister performing the baptism?
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Re: Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 August 18 19:12 BST (UK) »
Pennines, That's probably it!  Thank you.


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Re: Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 August 18 23:37 BST (UK) »
O.M.C.? Is that what you don't understand? Old Monkland Church.
Paterson, Torrance, Gilchrist - Hamilton Lanarkshire. 
McCallum - Oban, McKechnie - Ross of Mull Argyll.
Scrim - Perthshire. 
Liddell - Polmont,
Binnie - Muiravonside Stirlingshire.
Curran, McCafferty, Stevenson, McCue - Co Donegal
Gibbons, Weldon - Co Mayo.
Devlin - Co Tyrone.
Leonard - County Donegal & Glasgow.

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Re: Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 August 18 00:10 BST (UK) »
Lodger, Thank you very much. Now that you write it, I can see it fits.  I appreciate your help.  Marion

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Re: Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 August 18 11:52 BST (UK) »
I feel a plonker now suggesting it was the minister's initials -- but thought the middle letter was a 'U'. Can now see it's not.

I am wondering if it is a combination register of different churches or chapels controlled by the same Minister, otherwise why would the church need to be identified against an entry? That's not really a question, it's just a thought.
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Re: Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« Reply #6 on: Monday 06 August 18 21:14 BST (UK) »
I'm going to a family reunion tomorrow and taking the print with me, so I wanted to be prepared for any questions.  Pennines, the next time I get to the FHL, if I can look at the digitized version of the film, I know now that there will likely be a first page and that page should have  the key.  Our local one is closed for the summer, so I'll add this to my "to do" list.  I'm happy to have the photo of the information showing the family connection and I'm sure the family will be too.

Thanks very much for helping with my puzzle.  Marion

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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 07 August 18 08:42 BST (UK) »
Oh wow Marion -- enjoy the family reunion.
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Re: Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 09 August 18 17:44 BST (UK) »
I noticed that some of the parents lived in Summerlee, I wonder why they chose O.M.C. when Gartsherrie was a lot closer.