Talk:FamilySearch Indexing: US, Illinois, Chicago—Catholic Church Records, 1833–1910, Project Updates

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In instructions please advise what the abbreviation f.l. means? Seem to be directly in front of names I think are parents of child baptized. Not sure if this was the right place to post this
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In instructions please advise what the abbreviation f.l. means? Seem to be directly in front of names I think are parents of child baptized. Not sure if this was the right place to post this  
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<span class="commentBody" data-jsid="text"> The f. l.  is for  filia legitima (legitimate daughter of)  or filius  legitamus (legitimate son of).&nbsp; </span><span class="commentBody" data-jsid="text">Also, nat.  is for natus, which means born.</span><span class="commentBody" data-jsid="text"> </span>
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<span class="commentBody" data-jsid="text">Also, </span>since they are the legitimate child of....&nbsp; then we know there last name is the Father's Surname... that is why it is Capitalized in the current batches..
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In instructions please advise what the abbreviation f.l. means? Seem to be directly in front of names I think are parents of child baptized. Not sure if this was the right place to post this


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The f. l. is for filia legitima (legitimate daughter of) or filius legitamus (legitimate son of).  Also, nat. is for natus, which means born.

Also, since they are the legitimate child of....  then we know there last name is the Father's Surname... that is why it is Capitalized in the current batches..