As American Ancestors works on putting the Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1798-1900 online, we occasionally run into some words or names that are very hard to decipher. Our volunteers and proofreaders do their very best to turn these scribbles into viable names, but occasionally we all get stumped. Sometimes if you stare at the name for a long enough time, you can figure out what name it’s supposed to be, so we’re enlisting your help.
Each week we will post some transcription challenges, with the problem names circled. Each problem name will be numbered. You can comment on the page with your idea of what the problem name should be, referencing the number of the problem name.