ROOTS-L Archives

Archiver > ROOTS > 2002-10 > 1034762687


From: "Barbara A. Brown" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Re: 2d inst
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 06:04:47 -0400
References: <200210160342.g9G3ghdM012450@lists5.rootsweb.com>


>
> When the date of a marriage is referred to as taking place "on Wednesday the
> 2d inst" and the report of the marriage is in a Wednesday Dec 16, 1829
> newspaper, am I correct in assuming that the marriage took place on the 2
> December 1829?

Yes.

inst. - instant (Latin), of the current month

For questions like these, there is an excellent set of glossaries at

http://www.genealogy-quest.com/glossaries/index.html

Genealogical terminology, abbreviations, Latin, etc. may all be
found there.




This thread: