Genealogical Vocabulary

In order to undertake family tree research, it is good to know some specific words. I will continuously add words to the vocabulary which you can download as PDF here.

If you need a translation for a specific word or phrase for your genealogy research, please comment below.

German English Comment
Aktueller Pfarrbereich Current scope of parish List of all villages currently within the scope of the parish
Alle anzeigen Show all
bis until
Bücher Books
Buchtyp Type of church book, i.e. which records are covered
Diözese Diocese
Folio Page of church book
Friedhof Cementery
Gegenwart now
Grab Grave
Häuserverzeichnis Directory of houses For example in the Viennese address book Lehmann
Historische Abweichungen Differences in scope in the past For example in the context of a parish
Index Sterbebuch Index of death entires If a church book does not include an index of entries, there is a separate index for a certain term
Index Taufbuch Index of baptismal entries If a church book does not include an index of entries, there is a separate index for a certain term
Index Trauungen Index of marriage entries If a church book does not include an index of entries, there is a separate index for a certain term
Jahr year
Jahr der Bestattung Year of burial
Kirchenbuch Church book
Lagerungsort Location of the book e.g. parish – meaning the original book is stored in the local parhish
Liste der Bücher List of books
Matrikel Church book
Matrikenführung Church register administration Details on register types and availability of church records
Namensverzeichnis Directory of names For example in the Viennese address book Lehmann
Ort Village
Pfarre Parish
Signatur Title number of the book
Sterbebuch Church book with death records
Straßenverzeichnis Directory of streets For example in the Viennese address book Lehmann
Suchen search
Tauf-, Trauungs- und Sterbebuch Church book containing entries for baptisms, marriages and deaths
Taufbuch Church book with records of babtisms
Taufe Baptism
Trauung Wedding
Trauungsbuch Church book with wedding records
Verstorbenensuche Search for deceased persons
Verwaltungsgeschichte History of scope For example in the context of the scope of a parish for church records
von as of
Zeitraum Time period
Zeitraum bis Date until For example in the context of availability of parish records
Zeitraum von Date as of For example in the context of availability of parish records

 

 

 

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