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Alle Familiengeschichten (Ortssippenbücher) ersche


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17:32 Jul 26, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Alle Familiengeschichten (Ortssippenbücher) ersche
Dieser Satz erscheint in einem genealogischen Informationsartikel. Was ist ein Ortssippenbuch und wie ist es am besten ins Englische übersetzt?
C. Weck

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nalocal family recordsNancy Schmeing
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Stefan Kreisher



1 hr
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This is a tough one...these are very weak attempts:
You can translate it literally->
Ortssippenbuch-local kin book
If the term "Ortslexikon" is close, that can be translated as "gazeteer".
The closest thing I could find was that the Mormon church maintains what they call the "Ancestral Record", but to my knowledge, it only includes the members of their church. It is their official record, though.
Sorry I couldn't be more help.
The following URL is for a German-English list of genealogical terms I found, perhaps it might come in handy for other translations.

Stefan Kreisher
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local family records

An Orts* seems to be the same thing as a Familiengeschichte. This is an idiomatic way of translating Ortssippenbuch/buecher literally, people would actually say it.

Nancy Schmeing
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Dear C. Weck,

Sippenbuch = geneological record
Orts = local

How about

Local geneological record

You could even add record book it you wanted.

Hope this helps.


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