Talk:German Genealogical Word List

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I recently got this email: "The FamilySearch Wiki page German Word List has been changed on 18:00, 27 January 2012 by Joycebevans." When I checked the addition by Joyce, it says:

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
Germany, Saxony, Freiberg Funeral Sermons (FamilySearch Historical Records)

I don't see how this new information and link added to the German language pages adds anything to the content. It seems to me to be confusing. If anyone can clarify the 27 January addition, please do so. Otherwise, I will soon reverse it.

MatthiaKA 22:09, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

I googled and found reference to Andreas-Moller Bibliothek at

Clearly this link to Word List is not the right one. Should be in section pertaining to Archives and/or Libraries as well as under Resources section in subsection "Funeral Sermons" or "Pedigrees" Dsammy 06:34, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

There is still a need for separate table covering the numbers only. It is bad trying to find the words to aid in indexing German records.

Dsammy 17:46, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

I agree about needing the separate numbers list. I'll try to find some time to add one.

Kurt Matthia 23:28, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Need to add 3rd column to show the spellings as used in the records, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, sixteenth, seventeenth, twentieth, etc. Had a crazy time trying to solve this problem while indexing Luxembourg's civil records which were in German.

Dsammy 02:41, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

The "Ordinal" numbers column are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. There are only two kinds of numbers, cardinal and ordinal. In many records the Arabic numbers are followed by the ordinal abbreviations. For example we abbreviate "21st" and they would abbreviate "21ste."

If you are seeing something different, then I need to see an image so that I can add what you are seeing.

Kurt Matthia 03:37, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Civil registrations - the numbers are spelled out entirely like "fieben und zwanzigsten des Monats.." You can see the "th" as in English is listed in every civil registration act. Enough to confuse anyone without the mention of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc next to the spelled-out word.

Dsammy 05:02, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Census equivalent in German[edit source]

In the Keyword list (English to German), there were no equivalents for "Census." Can someone please add the terms used for census and census-like records in German? I believe that having a list of the terms will help people get started in their search for these valuable records. As it stands, a researcher could get the impression that there are no census-like records in Germany.