What town is meant by the location Gorn. Laknic?


I have a transcription provided by the Ljubljana church archives of Slovenia that says that Jozefa Zaman was born at Gorn. Laknic 8 on 17 Aug 1843. You can see an example of this underlined in red in this the Status Animarium (S.A.) from the Šentrupert parish: enter image description here

According to the Ljubljana translator, from Slovenian, this means "Upper Laknice" in English, but I don't locate any such town in my Google searches.

Here is another S.A. record from Šentrupert: enter image description here

And here is an S.A. from the Ljubljana archives for book to 1873 to 1885: enter image description here

And one last S.A. from Ljubljana for book 1886 to 1897: enter image description here

Here is an extra S.A. from what appears to be the brother of Jozefa that shows the same town of birth: enter image description here

What is the proper name of the town and where exactly is it located? What is its parish (e.g., Šentrupert) and what diocese (e.g., Ljubljana).


Posted 2017-12-31T21:24:58.527

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3Could the images be cropped more so you aren't posting the entire register page? Since most of your entries are near the top of the page, I suggest keeping the headers but cropping the bottoms of the pages where the Kraj is blank. – Jan Murphy – 2018-01-02T19:19:00.130

1@JanMurphy I've cropped all the images down. – WilliamKF – 2018-01-06T23:14:12.183



Place is probably Gorenje Lakovnice, Novo Mesto, Slovenia, "and belongs to the Parish of Novo Mesto–Šmihel".

As in a previous answer, Fuzzy Gazetteer and GOV led to the above result.

In the record images, "Gorn." is clearly an abbreviation; the full word seems to have a number of grammatical forms, depending on the following word.


Posted 2017-12-31T21:24:58.527

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Do you think Gorenje Lakovnice means same thing as Upper Laknice per the archivist's direction at the diocese? What does Gorenje translate to in English? – WilliamKF – 2018-01-07T17:38:13.523

I don't speak Slovenian - but the initial letters "gor" are Slovenian for "up" – bgwiehle – 2018-01-07T18:01:46.550