Author Topic: Mystery notation on 1907 Qld birth certificate  (Read 335 times)

Offline Dundee

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Re: Mystery notation on 1907 Qld birth certificate
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 28 May 19 06:43 BST (UK) »
I was wondering if it is just a Queensland thing because it is familiar to me, but no, it predates any ancestors that I know about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterisk#/media/File:Asteriskos.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterisk

History

The asterisk derives from the two thousand year old character used by Aristarchus of Samothrace called the asteriskos,

Debra  :)


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Re: Mystery notation on 1907 Qld birth certificate
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 28 May 19 06:49 BST (UK) »
Well, in the past it has been said that Queenslanders are a bit backward, but ..... um ... ;)

Thanks again Debra.

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