GLOSSARY OF TERMS
GLOSSARY OF TERMS INDEX:
To find the definition of a term, click on it in the following list.
The following terms or term-abbreviations are used in documents on this site:
- There are four ages specified on the worksheet, two (one for the Father and one for the Mother) refers to the parente of the prinvipal and two for the parents of the Spouse. The ages listed indicate that person's age when the associated child (principal or spouse) was born.
- Blood Relation
- See Consanguinity. Also used (in this Giering Family Trees Project) with respect to the relationship of a person in the Giering line to his/her child. The parent and child are blood related if related by birth. - see also STEP-PARENT and FOSTER-PARENT.
- The following is quoted from Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary:
Blood relationship; descent from a common ancestor; - ... The degrees of lineal consanguinity are reckoned as one degree for each person in the line of descent, exclusive of him from whom the computation begins. A chart, copied from a previous version of Websters dictionary, is available. Click here to display.
- DATE OF DIVORCE -
- DATE OF BIRTH - This abbreviation indicates that the date of birth for the associated individual is attached (if known). If only part of the date is known, that part is defined; if no part of the date is known, the data following this abbreviation is blank.
- DATE OF DEATH
- DATE OF MARRIAGE
- EMMAUS - Two spellings for the same town in Eastern Pennsylvania. The town was originally founded as EMMAUS (from the Biblical town of the same name). Early German settlers identified the double "M" as a single "M" with a line over it. Over the years the line disappeared. In 1936, the town (borough) was re-incorporated with the original spelling.
- EMMAUS MORAVIAN CEMETERY - There are three cemeteries currently associated with the Emmaus Moravian Church (where most of Andreas Giering's Pennsylvania descendents are burried). This one is listed in this Web Site as the EMC (for the current Emmaus Moravian Cemerery); grave plots in EMC are numbered from 210 to 654. See also EOMC - Emmaus Old Moravian Cemetery and God's Acre. It is located on the south side of Ridge Street and East of Keystone Avenue at the junction of those two streets.
- EMMAUS OLD MORAVIAN CEMETARY - There are three cemeteries currently associated with the Emmaus Moravian Church (where most of Andreas Giering's Pennsylvania descendents are burried). This one is listed in this Web Site as the EOMC (for the Emmaus Old Moravian Cemerery); grave plots in EOMC are numbered from 1 to 209. See also EMC - Emmaus Moravian Cemetery and God's Acre. It is located on the north side of Ridge Street and East of Keystone Avenue at the junction of those two streets.
- This term is used (in this Giering Family Trees Project) to define the relationship between a Parent in the Giering line and a child. If the relationship is not one of Blood Relation (e.g. Birth) and the child has not been adopted, the relationship is said to be FOSTER.
- God's Acre
- GOD'S ACRE - The name given to the original cemetery of the original
Emmaus Moravian Church. It is Located at 3rd and Adrain Streets,
Emmaus, Pa. Plot numbers range from 1 to 350.
- The relationship between two siblings that share a single common parent. The term normally is half-sister or half-brother. Normally siblings (brothers or sisters) share both parents. See also STEP-SIBLINGS.
- MULTI-MARRIED NAMES
- There are instances where a female has been maried a number of times and, (most likely) because of Children goes by multiple married names. In the worksheet, the original name is the maiden name. In the index, all surnames are used. E.g. if the woman were Mary Jane (Jines) (Smith) Morgan (where "jines" is her Maiden name and "Smith" and "Morgan" are the multi-maried names, the woman would be in the index under all five names.
- This abbreviation refers to a woman's maiden name and is not normaloly used in this site. Maiden Names are identified with parentheses.
- On some printed chart pages, the number of lines necessary to connect two families of succeeding generations between pages would be too numerous for readability. A pipeline representing the multiplicity of lines is used.
- PLACE OF DIVORCE
- PLACE OF BIRTH
- PLACE OF DEATH
- PLACE OF MARRIAGE
- PLACE OF INTERMENT
- In the field of Genealogy, the term "REMOVED" refers to the relationship
(cousins) between two people when the count of generations between each of the people and their common ancentor is not the same.
- This term is used (in this Giering Family Trees Project) to define the relationship between a Parent in the Giering line and a child. If the relationship is not one of Blood Relation (e.g. Birth) and the child has been adopted, the relationship is said to be STEP.
- The relationship between two siblings (same generation) because of the marriage of the parent of one to the parent of the other. There is no blood relationship between the two siblings. Normally the term is either step-sister or step-brother. See also HALF-SIBLING
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