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Numbering question

David Grawrock

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On this parish record the serial number is duplicated with an 26a and 26b. The children aren't twins and have very different parents. Is this just a case of the priest reusing the number and then adding the a/b to differentiate between the two?



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There is no obvious reason for the duplication.


My guess is that the clergy inadvertently used the number 26 twice, and when noticing it, he chose to use a and b rather than

renumbering all the subsequent entries.


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I think Ivar is right.

26 a and b is only used in the copy of the ministerial book. In the original, official ministerial book, the two baptism are listed on separate pages without a or b.

Skedsmo prestekontor Kirkebøker, SAO/A-10033a/F/Fa/L0011: Ministerialbok nr. I 11, 1866-1876, s. 105
Brukslenke for sidevisning: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20060911060394



The error was probably first detected when the copy was made, and a and b were added.

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It's what I thought too, just a numbering error, but wanted to check and see I was missing something. Thank you for the thoughts.

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