What does jnst or Inst or ult mean
1 ult 1850 or 5 inst 1855
Without the specific record - inst/instant usually has reference to the 'current month' - ult/ ultimate - may refer to 'previous month'
"Ultimo (Ult.) – This refers to the previous month."
Thank you for this information. My daughter and I went to Google and found the explanations of Ult and Inst, which agree with comments made above.
My question is:
How do I index these abbreviations? Do I just index the abbreviation as shown in the batch/record? Or do I substitute the name of the previous month when the record indicates "Ult", or the name of the current month, when the record indicates "Inst"?
I am indexing an advanced batch for the Middlesex parishes, circa 1770. I am able to read the handwriting; it is excellent. I want to be accurate and thorough in my efforts to index this batch, and would really appreciate an official response so I may do this indexing correctly.
Thank you so much,
Sister Barbara A. Jensen (CSM, St George, Utah, FS Center
Yes, you would select the name of the actual month from the drop-down box. It won't let you type in anything other than a month (or "BLANK"). Inst and Ult are accepted terms, just as, if you saw "Eodem Die" in a Latin script one, you would type the date of the previous entry.