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soc.genealogy.german Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Part 3/4
Section - 21. What is the basic German genealogical vocabulary?

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     birth; born         Geburt; geboren, geb"urtig, geb.
     (il)legitimate      (un,ausser)ehelich, (un)eheleiblich
     baptism; baptized   Taufe; getauft, get.
     marriage            Ehe, Heirat, Hochzeit, Eheschliessung, =20
Verm"ahlung,
                         Trauung, Verheiratung, Verehelichung, =
Kopulation
       marry             heiraten, verheiraten, verh., verm"ahlen, =
verm.,
                         trauen, getr., verehelichen, verehel., =20
kopulieren
     death               Tod, Sterbefall, Todesfall, Ableben
       died              gestorben, verstorben, gest.
     burial              Beerdigung, Begr"abnis, Beisetzung, =20
(Erd)bestattung,
                         Leichenbeg"angnis
       buried            beerdigt, beerd., begraben, begr., beigesetzt
     widow; -ed          Witwe, Wwe.; verwitwet, verw.
     divorce; -ed        (Ehe)scheidung; geschieden
     father; mother      Vater, V.; Mutter, M.
     parents             Eltern
     husband             Mann, Ehemann, (Ehe)gatte, Gemahl
     wife                Frau, Ehefrau, (Ehe)gattin, (Ehe)weib, Gemahlin
     married couple      Ehepaar, Eheleute
     son; daughter       Sohn, S"ohnlein, S.; Tochter, T"ochterlein, T.
     child; -ren         Kind, K.; -er
     male; female        m"annlich; weiblich
     brother; sister     Bruder; Schwester
     siblings            Geschwister
     uncle; aunt         Onkel, Oheim; Tante, Muhme
     (great-)grandfather (Ur)grossvater
     grandson; -daughter Enkel; Enkelin
     grandchild          Enkelkind, Grosskind
     nephew; niece       Neffe; Nichte
     cousin (m;f)        Vetter, Cousin; Kusine, Cousine, Base
     cousins             Geschwisterkinder
     sponsor, godparent  Gevatter, Gev., (Tauf)pate, Taufzeuge
     day of the week     Wochentag
     days of the week    Sonntag, Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch,
                         Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag (Sonnabend)
     month               Monat
     months              Januar (J"anner), Februar (Feber), M"arz,
                         April, Mai, Juni, Juli, August,
                         September, Oktober, November, Dezember
     year                Jahr, Jahreszahl
     date                Datum
     place               Ort
     residence           Wohnort, Aufenthaltsort, Wohnst"atte
     village             Dorf
     town                (Land/Samt/Gross)gemeinde
     city                Stadt
     county              (Land)kreis (modern), Grafschaft (noble)
     (grand) duchy       (Gross)herzogtum
     principality        F"urstentum
     kingdom             K"onigreich

     A more complete vocabulary guide can be found on the LDS website.

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