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How to read German church records without knowing much German

Arta F. Johnson

How to read German church records without knowing much German

by Arta F. Johnson

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Published by Johnson in [s.l.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • German language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.,
  • Church records and registers.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    StatementArta F. Johnson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPF3683.C58 J6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p. :
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4149005M
    LC Control Number80128394

    Church Records. For the years that civil records aren’t available in the U.S. or Canada, church records could fill in these gaps. Finding church records can also lead to discovering your ancestor’s religion or denomination. This will come in handy while searching German records as church records are the main source of records there. Forside contains various databases including citizenship, church records, prisoner records, protocols. Forside enthält verschiedene Datenbanken, darunter Staatsbürgerschaft, Kirchenbücher, Häftlingsregister, Protokolle. The East Prussian church records have been preserved as either originals or as copies.: Die ostpreußischen Kirchenbücher sind als Originale oder als Kopien erhalten.

    Types of Records to Look For Church Records Civil Registration Records (birth, marriage and death) Other Records such as emigration lists. German Genealogy Records and Indexes Online. German Genealogy Records and Databases on the Internet. To find records in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a "place search" for the village or place you are looking for.   If you answered yes to those questions, then you need to know about the German Immigrants in American Church Records (GIACR) series. Compiled by Dr. Roger P. Minert of Brigham Young University, the first volume of the series was published in and has since expanded to include 18 volumes, the most recent of which was published in July

      The German Church Records. by Steve Broyles. The record books of the pastors of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ötisheim and Dußlingen record the christenings, deaths, and marriages that took place among the parishioners. The Dußlingen records go back to about , and the Ötisheim records begin at about   This book adds a lot of information on German church books that has helped me in my reading of church books. I am not fluent in German, nor in reading German script, but this book helps with the genealogical interpretation of data from birth, marriage, and death records. It bridges some basic deciphering of the records and further s: 6.


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How to read German church records without knowing much German by Arta F. Johnson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Unfamiliar handwriting and language can make German church records intimidating, but you can interpret them with practice and a few resources. First, learn common words, such as Gatte (husband), Tauf (baptism) and names of months.

Consult old German handwriting guides, such as the one in Family Tree Magazine ’s German Genealogy Cheat Sheet. In general, press Ctrl-F to use your browser to search the archives’ home ­page for links to Kirchenbücher (church books).

Once you have the church records in hand, you’ll need to read them. Accessing German church records takes diligence, but it’s probably the only way you’ll trace your German ancestry. How to Read German Church Records Without Knowing Much German Paperback – January 1, out of 5 stars 1 rating See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions5/5(1).

Earlier records generally carry the same or a similar format. The earliest records still available (s) do not follow this method and is more of a paragraph-style entry, but have much of the same information.

First, you'll need to know some key German words. Please note that your monitor resolution may affect how easily you can read these. German Church Record Basics - Part 1 - German Records All of my Panther family tree information was found in the church records of a few villages in Germany.

So, let's say you know what town your family is from in Germany. Symbols, Abbreviations and Words Used in German Church Records. You will probably need a reference book for the old German symbols, abbreviations, words, occupations, and illnesses.

Ernest Thode’s book, German-English Genealogical Dictionary is available in the Friends’ bookstore at NARA- Pittsfield. I find this book more helpful than a. Additions and corrections are always welcome. If you find a corrections or an addition to the descriptions you wish to add, please note the file name associated, revision level and the book name with the comment and e-mail to [email protected] Reading Old German Church Records Early German church records (Kirchenbuch) contain a wealth of family information for those who have ancestors from that country.

Many of these records are preserved on microfilm, particularly in the LDS archives at Salt Lake City. Volunteers at the LDS Church are in the process of digitizing.

Weil Schoenbuch, Wuerttemberg Lutheran Marriage Records - More than marriage records have been extracted from the Evangelical (Lutheran) church in Weil im Schönbuch, Württemberg, Germany, from to There are names and more than different German, Swiss, Austrian and French towns in this database.

Bremen Passenger Lists, – While most of the Bremen, Germany passenger departure records were destroyed—either by German officials or during WWII—2, passenger lists for the years – have survived.

The Bremen Society for Genealogical Investigation, DIE MAUS, has put transcriptions of these surviving Bremen passenger records online. If you have German ancestry, this resource is for you. is an online resource for German evangelical church records.

Church records, which can include baptisms, marriages, burials, confirmations, and in some areas family books, are some of the most commonly used resources for German genealogical research.

German church records can be a genealogist’s dream. Filled with names, dates, places of residence and more, these entries can be the key to breaking down the brick walls in our genealogy research. If you don’t speak German, however, these records may seem a bit overwhelming.

But never fear. Below, I’ve compiled the most important [ ]. This is the old German Scripth alphabet.

Each letter has an upper case version first followed by a lower case. The alphabet is the same an american english except for the 'beta' letter after 's' which stands for a double 's' typically.

Records written in German may also be found in Switzerland, Austria, and parts of Poland, France, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Denmark, and other places that Germans settled.

Even if you don't speak or read German, however, you can still make sense of most genealogical documents found in Germany with the understanding of a few key German words. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

This is Part 2 of German Church Record Basics - Latin Records. The church record books in Germany prior to about were typically written in Latin. written in Latin. After aboutthey were written in German. The part covering the church book records in the German language can be found out what the s.m.e.

stands for so far. The. The beta test of the German digital church book portal is now available. Of aboutindividual church books in Germany, the records of ab (25%) have been digitized thus far.

Most of the German Protestant regional church bodies are participating, others and Catholic archives and civil registrations may be joining in later. How to read German church records without knowing much German by Arta F. Johnson,Johnson edition, in English. Buy How to read German church records without knowing much German by Arta F.

Johnson online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at. Shop now. Brandenburg, Germany, Transcripts of Church Records, at Ancestry/requires payment.

Has transcripts of more than sets of church records for the state of Brandenburg, Germany from the Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv.

Coverage varies by parish -- most are from Most are for Protestant churches. The third session of my Newberry class “Discover Your German Ancestors’ Origins,” focused on finding German church records. Why are church records so important, you might ask?

Church records are the main category of records that document our German ancestors’ vital events. Depending on the specific town, these records may date to the s.

These meant something to someone. The family name is Knapple. There are cards, letters, drawings, newspaper clippings, cuttings of hair that are mounted to paper with writing in German, probably old German.

I have seen two genealogist in local Libraries. Also two people I know from my church who are German. They were unable to read all that I had.Understanding a German Church Record Entry. Baptism (Birth) Records. First, you need to know some key German words.

Entry number. Entries are numbered sequentially as they are entered and start over each year. These are the 17th & 18th baptisms for that year. Baptism Name (Christian Name).