Family Book Example

a sample page from a village family book


Translation of Some of the Above Example Family Group Entry

<Family number 3>   ADAM, Georg Valentin, lutheran
born approx 1770 in Heuchelheim, Rhineland-Palatinate (a,1)
Residence: Nov 13, 1791 in Josefsberg, Galicia, House Number 36; Nov 13, 1791 in Brigidau, Galicia; Nov 13, 1791 settler in Josefsberg, Galicia;
GAUF (alternate spelling KAUF, married to surnames ADAM & WEBER), Anna Barbara
born Nov 4, 1763 in Neiderlinxweiler, Saarland, Germany
Residence: about 1790 in Szczerzec; Galicia, about 1790 in Josefsberg, Galicia, House number 81; May 6, 1792 in Ugartsberg, Galicia;
Children:     1) ADAM, Maria Katharina, born Oct 16, 1800 in Josefsberg, Galicia, House number 81; baptised Oct 21, 1800 in Brigidau, Galicia, Lutheran
(a) Emigrated to DREZETSKY (Josefsberg 1812)
(1) BRIGIDAU Parish Birth Register/lutheran 1786-1813 year 1791, page 3, section 4, item 2

 Note:  Two house numbers separated by a /, (e.g. HNr 93/14) generally means that the villages houses were renumbered and thus both old and new numbers are given.

Legend of Some Terms Used in the Example

There is a "Legende" (Legend) included with each Familybook with German and English explanations of most abbreviations but a few terms are not translated. Here is a table of terms (both given in the Legende and not) and their meaning :

<3> Family number - used for reference anywhere this family is referenced in the book
* Born
infinity symbol  Married
dagger and box symbols  Died and Buried
Berufe/Wohnung: Occupation / Dwelling:
Anmerkungen: Remarks:
Quellen: Sources:
Kinder: Children:
Ibid. ibidem (latin) - at the same place
ebd. Ebenda, am Gelichen Ort - at the same place
HNr. House Number
TfBuch Parish book of Births
TrBuch Parish book of Marriages
ToBuch Parish book of Deaths
(= Kauf) Alternate spelling of surname
(Siehe <5>) (See family <5> for a continuation of this individual's family)


Note:  At one time, these books were created by the Genealogischen Forschungsstelle der Galiziendeutschen, a part of the Hilfskomitee der Galiziendeutschen.  Now the books are created by Manfred Daum in cooperation with the Hilfskomitee der Galiziendeutschen.