Trying to find the whys and wherefores as well as the whereabouts of family from years gone by sometimes means delving through old documents.
It often brings up weird and wonderful words or phrases…..unheard- unknown- unseen.
One of my ‘groups’ posted this (very safe) link to a Wiki on Family Search
It’s full of definitions of words and terms that may be useful for some of you
For instance :-
If you’ve an interest in Irish documents you could turn your research around if you discovered the word Acotholicus (Latin for “non Catholic, Protestant”) somewhere.
It could indicate a mixed marriage which could mean researching another church or parish. Even another townland.
Even if you’re not on the hunt for an elusive ancestor or (like me) are just weirdly interested in things, it’s a fun informative read.
Worthy of half an hour or even several hours.
Well I think it is 😊