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baba[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "baby."
babbo[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "father."
babina[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "grandmother."
babka[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "grandmother."
bacallarius[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "bachelor."
backe[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "hill."
Background information[edit | edit source]
  • Information about the land, people, history, government, and other characteristics of an area. Background information helps to focus research in the most appropriate types of records for a given area and time period.
backstugusittare[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "one who owned a small cottage, dugout dweller."
Bad[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "spa, resort."
bad(plaats)[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "resort, spa, bath."
badatel[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "researcher."
Badeort[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "spa, health resort."
bagare[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "baker."
bagbygning[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "a building behind the main building."
bager[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "baker."
Baggage list[edit | edit source]
  • A list of the luggage and other personal belongings of the crew and passengers on a ship or train.
baillivus[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "bailiff."
baixo (a)[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "low."
bajo (a)[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "low."
bakalarz[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "teacher, bachelor."
bakari[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "baker."
bakbygning[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "back building (additional residence behind the main building)."
baker, Dutch[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "dry nurse."
baker, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "baker."
bakke[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "hill."
bakker[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "baker."
bakom[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "behind."
bal[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "left (direction)."
The Henry R. Baldwin Genealogical Records, Ohio (Baldwin collection)[edit | edit source]
  • A collection of church, military, cemetery, court, and family information about people from eastern Ohio from 1867 to 1913.
baltycki[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "Baltic."
bambina illegittima[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "illegitimate girl."
bambini[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "children."
bambino illegittimo[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "illegitimate boy."
bambino, -a[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "child, baby."
ban (le)[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "the territory."
banchiere[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "banker."
band, Danish[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "volume."
Band, German (Bd.)[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "volume."
bandi di matrimonio[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "marriage banns, notices."
Bankruptcy[edit | edit source]
  • The state of being unable to pay one's debts. To formally declare bankruptcy is to seek relief from creditors through a court action. An individual, government, business, or other organization can declare bankruptcy.
bannlyse[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "excommunicate."
bannorum, liber[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "register of marriage banns, announcements."
Banns[edit | edit source]
  • A public announcement made by a couple to their local church congregation that they planned to marry. The couple may also have posted a written notice on the church.
bannum[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "bann, marriage proclamation."
bans[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "marriage banns, announcement(s)."
baptisatus[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "baptized."
Baptêmes[edit | edit source]
  • French word for baptisms.
Baptism certificate[edit | edit source]
  • A certificate stating the date and place an individual was baptized into a church.
Baptism for the dead, Latter-day Saint[edit | edit source]
  • A priesthood ordinance performed in temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church members are baptized by proxy in behalf of people who have died.
Baptism, general[edit | edit source]
  • An initiation into a Christian church, usually performed by sprinkling the individual with water or immersing the individual in water.
Baptism, Latter-day Saint[edit | edit source]
  • The introductory ordinance into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church practices baptism by immersion for the remission of sins. The ordinance symbolizes the individual's rebirth as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
baptisma[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "baptism." Necessitate baptismo means "(being) an emergency baptism."
Baptismal date[edit | edit source]
  • The day an individual is baptized.
Baptismal records[edit | edit source]
  • Records created when an individual participates in the rite or ordinance of baptism to become a member of a church.
baptismatis[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "of baptism."
baptismo[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "baptism."
baptismus[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "baptism."
baptist[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian and Swedish word for "Baptist."
Baptist Church[edit | edit source]
  • A group of Protestant churches that was founded by John Smythe during the early 1600s while he was a refugee in Amsterdam. The Baptists oppose infant baptism and baptize only adults who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Baptist churches are governed by local congregations and often organized into separate conventions or associations, such as the Baptist World Alliance and the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland. The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Baptist organization in the world with 37,000 churches in the United States and its territories. It was organized in 1845 and has offices in Nashville, Tennessee.
Baptist, German[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "Baptist."
baptista[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "Baptist."
Baptiste[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "Baptist."
baptisé[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "baptized."
baptisé sous condition[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "conditionally baptized."
baptizar[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "to baptize."
baptizatorum, liber[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "register of baptisms."
baptizatus est[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "he was baptized, has been baptized."
baptizavi[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "I baptized, have baptized."
baptême d'urgence[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "emergency baptism."
Baptêmes[edit | edit source]
  • The French word for baptisms.
bar[edit | edit source]
  • Danish, Norwegian and Swedish word for "carried."
bar barnet[edit | edit source]
  • Danish, Norwegian and Swedish word for "carried or held the child (at baptism font)."
bara[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "only."
barbiere[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "barber."
Barbour Collection[edit | edit source]
  • Abstracts of town, church, and other original records from the earliest period of Connecticut's history to the 1850s. The collection is indexed, but the index is incomplete and contains errors.
barca, fabbricatore di[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "boat maker."
barcaiolo[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "boatman."
Barcino[edit | edit source]
  • A term used in Catholic Church registers to describe a person from Spanish-speaking Latin America whose ancestry is a mix of Indian, African, and Caucasian. Racial classifications were often based on physical appearance or social status; therefore, they were not always accurate.
barco, Portuguese[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "boat."
barco, Spanish[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "ship."
bare[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "only."
barilaio[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "cooper, barrel maker."
barista[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "bartender."
barkahósti[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "croup."
barn[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "child."
barn[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "child."
barn, Swedish[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "child(ren)."
barna[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "make pregnant."
barna, Hungarian[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "brown."
barna, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "children."
Barnardo, Thomas John[edit | edit source]
  • The founder of a large philanthropic organization in Great Britain during the 1860s. This organization founded 90 homes for destitute children and founded many schools with unlimited admittance policies, which were rare at the time. The organization also helped send children (orphans and others) from Britain to Canada. These children were often called "Barnardo's children." The boys were sent as farm laborers and the girls as "mother's helpers."
Barnocino[edit | edit source]
  • A term used in Catholic Church registers to describe a person from Spanish-speaking Latin America whose ancestry is a mix of Indian, African, and Caucasian. Racial classifications were often based on physical appearance or social status; therefore, they were not always accurate.
barnbarn[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "grandchild(ren)."
barnbok[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "preconfirmation roll (in Finland)."
barndom[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "childhood."
barnebarn[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "grandchild."
barnedåb, Danish[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "child's baptism."
barnedåp, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "child baptism."
barnefader[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "child's father."
barnefar[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "child's father."
barnlaus[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "childless."
barnlös[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "childless."
barnløs[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "childless."
barnmorska[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "midwife."
Barnocino[edit | edit source]
  • A term used in Catholic Church registers to describe a person from Spanish-speaking Latin America whose ancestry is a mix of Indian, African, and Caucasian. Racial classifications were often based on physical appearance or social status; therefore, they were not always accurate.
barnsbörd, barnsäng[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "childbirth."
barnsæng[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "childbed."
baro[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "baron."
Baron[edit | edit source]
  • The lowest title in the British and French peerage. A baron's wife or a woman who inherits or is granted the title is called a baroness. The title of baron was introduced to Great Britain in 1066 after the Normans took power. The king bestowed land and the title of baron to some of his men for their service. These men could give this land and the title to their oldest sons. Eventually the barons became divided into greater and lesser barons, depending on how much land they held. The greater barons eventually became earls and dukes. Lesser barons became the retainers. Currently, the title of baron is given by the British monarch for distinguished service or distinction in arts or letters. Barons may no longer give the title to their heirs. In other European countries, a baron may have various ranks. In Latin America, the baron (barón) was below the viscount (vizconde) and above a lord (señor).
Baron, Scotland[edit | edit source]
  • A baron was the noble owner of a feudal barony, which was a dignity and jurisdiction created over an area of land.  He could charter towns on his estate with the explicit permission of the Crown and he had civil and criminal jurisdictional powers.
Baron[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "baron."
Barón[edit | edit source]
  • The Spanish word for baron, a title of nobility ranking below a viscount (vizconde) and above a lord (señor).
barone[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "baron."
Baronet, Britain[edit | edit source]
  • The highest title in the British gentry, ranking below a baron and above a knight. The title of baronet was created in 1611 by King James I, who sold this title in return for much-needed money. Now the title of baronet is granted by the British monarch to anyone he or she wishes to honor. The title may be passed on to heirs, but a baronet does not have a seat in the House of Lords.
Barony, Ireland[edit | edit source]
  • A land division within a county in Ireland. Baronies were originally held by Irish chieftains, who obtained or leased it from the kings of the provinces. Eventually baronies came to be used only for financial and administrative reasons.
Barony, Scotland[edit | edit source]
  • A freehold estate created by direct grant with charter from the Crown, which carried with it both civil and criminal jurisdiction.
barrio[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "city ward."
barsel[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "birth."
barselfeber[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "childbed fever."
barselseng[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "birthing bed."
E. E. Barton Collection of Northern Kentucky Families (Barton collection)[edit | edit source]
  • A collection of biographies, guardian bonds, appraisements, marriages, and church records for the residents of Kentucky in Pendleton County and neighboring counties.
barát[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "friend."
barão[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "baron."
Barón[edit | edit source]
  • The Spanish word for baron, a title of nobility ranking below a viscount (vizconde) and above a lord (señor).
bas[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "low, lower."
Base born[edit | edit source]
  • A child born out of wedlock. In the British Isles, similar terms are illegitimate, bastard, natural born, and unlawful.
Basic Search Strategies[edit | edit source]
  • The section of a research article that describes a general process for conducting family history research.
basso[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "low."
Bastard[edit | edit source]
  • A child born out of wedlock. In the British Isles, similar terms are illegitimate, base born, natural born, and unlawful.
bastardo, -a[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "illegitimate child."
Bastardy bond[edit | edit source]
  • A document guaranteeing that the father of an illegitimate child would take financial responsibility for the child. This document relieved the parish from that responsibility. Also called a bond of indemnification.
Batch number[edit | edit source]
  • A number used in the International Genealogical Index® and Scottish Church Records to find the original source of the information in an entry.
Batch number, Index to the Old Parochial Registers of Scotland[edit | edit source]
  • A number given in the Index to the Old Parochial Registers of Scotland that helps identify which microfilm contains the original parish record. The Batch Number Index identifies which batch numbers are tied to which films of original records.
Bates Collection of Genealogical Data[edit | edit source]
  • An 88-volume collection of information about Rhode Island families collected by Louise Prosser Bates. It contains abstracts of deeds, land grants, probate records, genealogies, town records, and cemetery records. It is at the Rhode Island Historical Society and on microfilm at the Family History Library™.
Batismos[edit | edit source]
  • A Portuguese word for baptisms.
batisseur[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "builder."
batizar[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "to baptize."
batsmaður[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "boatman."
battesimale[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "baptismal."
battesimo[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "baptism."
battezzare[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "baptize."
battezzarono[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "they baptized."
battezzato, -a[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "baptized."
battezzo[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "baptized."
Bauer[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "farmer, peasant."
Bauptismos[edit | edit source]
  • A Spanish word for baptisms.
Bautismo[edit | edit source]
  • A Spanish term for baptism. Also used in the Philippines.
bautizar[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "to baptize."
Bayern[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "Bavaria."
baía[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "bay."
Computer bulletin board system (BBS)[edit | edit source]
  • A computer service that allows people to enter information that other people can then read or download. Users can also post questions for others to answer, answer questions posted by others, or read questions and answers already on the service. Many bulletin boards focus on a particular topic. Also called a computer message board or computer news group.
Band, German (Bd.)[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "volume."
BCG[edit | edit source]
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists.
bd.[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "volume."
be[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "pray, request."
Beamter[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "official, registrar."
Beat[edit | edit source]
  • The area of land that a census taker covers.
beatus[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "blessed, deceased."
beau-fils[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "son-in-law, stepson."
beau-frère[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "brother-in-law, stepbrother."
beau-père[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "father-in-law, stepfather."
beboer[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "occupant, resident."
bebé[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "baby."
beccaio[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "butcher."
beccamorti[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "grave digger."
becchino[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "grave digger."
Beck(er)[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "baker."
becsületes[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "honest."
beda[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "they will."
bede[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "pray."
bededag[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "prayer day."
bedelaar[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "beggar."
bedendmaking[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "declaration."
bedrag[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "fee, amount (of money)."
bedrijf[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "trade, business, concern."
bedrive hor[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "commit adultery."
bedryf[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "occupation, trade."
bedstefar[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "grandfather."
bedstemor[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "grandmother."
bedzie[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "he/she/it will."
beerdigt[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "buried."
Beerdigung[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "burial, interment."
befandtes[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "is found."
befolkning, Danish[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "population, inhabitants."
befolkning, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "population, people."
befolkning, Swedish[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "population."
begge[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "both."
begivenhet[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "event, occurrence."
beglaubigt[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "certified, attested."
begraaf[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "burial".
begraafplaas[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "cemetery."
begraafplaats[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "cemetery."
begraben[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "buried."
Begräbnisse[edit | edit source]
  • The German word for burials.
begrafenis[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "funeral."
begrafn[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "buried."
begrafnis[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "burial, funeral."
begrava[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "to bury."
Begravede[edit | edit source]
  • A Norwegian and Danish word for burials.
begravelse, Danish[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "burial."
begravelse, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "funeral, burial."
begraven[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "to bury."
begravet[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "buried."
Begravna[edit | edit source]
  • The Swedish word for burials.
begravning[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "burial."
begravningsplats[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "cemetery."
begrawe[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "to bury."
Begräbnisse[edit | edit source]
  • The German word for burials.
begått H(errens) H(eliga) Nattvard[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "taken the Lord's Holy Communion."
behandle[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "handle, treat, manage."
behoeftig[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "indigent, needy."
behoeftigden[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "needy, indigent."
behoort[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "belongs."
behoren[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "to belong to."
Beichte[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "confession."
beide[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans, Dutch and German word for "both."
Beilage[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "supplement."
beiningamaður[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "beggar."
bejaard[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "aged."
bejaarde[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "aged."
bejelent[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "declares, reports."
Bekannte(r)[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "acquaintance."
Bekehrung[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "conversion."
bekende[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "acquaintance."
belasting, Afrikaans[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "tax."
belasting, Dutch[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "taxation."
belastingheffer[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "tax collector."
Belege[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "proof, documentation."
Belg(isch)[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "Belgian."
Belge[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "Belgian."
Belgie[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "Belgium."
Belgies[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "Belgian."
België[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "Belgium."
belle-fille[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "daughter-in-law, stepdaughter."
belle-mère[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "mother-in-law, stepmother."
belle-soeur[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "sister-in-law, stepsister."
belül[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "inside."
bem[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "good, well."
bemerking[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "remarks."
bemerkning[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "remark."
Bemerkungen[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "remarks."
bemærkning[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "remark."
ben, Danish[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "leg, bone, limb."
ben, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "leg, bone."
benadering[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "approximation."
benché[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "although."
bendición[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "blessing."
bene[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "well."
Beneficiary, insurance[edit | edit source]
  • An individual who receives the proceeds or benefits from an insurance policy.
Beneficiary, probate[edit | edit source]
  • An individual who receives property or money from a deceased individual’s estate.
benekte[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "deny."
benestante[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "wealthy person."
beni immobili[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "real property, real estate."
beni stabili[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "real property, real estate."
Benjamin Lake Noyes Collection[edit | edit source]
  • A collection of genealogies and correspondence concerning many Maine families, especially those who settled at Deer Isle in Hancock County.
benämd[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "called."
benåde[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "pardon."
berg[edit | edit source]
  • German and Swedish word for "hill, mountain."
berg, Dutch[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "mountain."
bergarius[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "shepherd."
berger[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "shepherd."
Bergmann[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "miner."
bergslag[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "mining district."
bergsman[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "miner."
berklaveiki[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "tuberculosis."
berní ruly[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "tax lists."
beroep, Afrikaans[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "occupation."
beroep, Dutch[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "trade, occupation."
beroerte[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "apoplexy, stroke."
Beruf[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "occupation, profession."
beruset[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "drunk."
Beschreibung[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "description."
beschrijving[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "description."
besetning[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "livestock, crew."
besidder[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "owner.:
Besitzer[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "possessor, proprietor, owner."
beskattning[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "taxation."
beskrive[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "description."
beskrivelse[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "description."
beskrivning, Swedish[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "description."
beskrywing, Afrikaans[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "description."
beslagnemen[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "to seize."
beslektet[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "related."
besnijdenis[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "circumcision."
bestattet[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "buried."
bestefar[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "grandfather."
besteforeldre[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "grandparents."
bestemor[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "grandmother."
bestilling[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "occupation."
bestätigt[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "confirmed, verified."
besvangre[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "impregnate, get with child, make pregnant."
besökare[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "customs official (archaic), visitor (modern)."
bet-bet-overgrootvader[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "third great-grandfather."
bet-overgrootvader[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "second great-grandfather."
betale[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "pay."
betegség[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "disease, illness."
betjene[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "serve."
betjänt[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "servant, civil servant."
betler[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "beggar."
betrekking, Afrikaans[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "concerning, in relation to, position (employment)."
betrekking, Dutch[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "in relation to, relatives."
bettlare[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "beggar."
Bettler[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "beggar."
bettlägerig[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "bedridden."
bettoliere[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "tavern keeper."
betuiging, Afrikaans[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "giving (as in giving thanks or legal testimony)."
betuiging, Dutch[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "declaration, expression."
Between the Miami Rivers Survey[edit | edit source]
  • A land survey that the United States government conducted between the Great and Little Miami Rivers in Ohio. The survey used the same nonstandard method used in the Symmes Purchase.
betyg[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "certificate."
bevaka[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "protect."
bevestiging[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "confirmation."
bevilge[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "grant."
bevis, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "proof."
bevis, Swedish[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "certificate, proof, evidence."
bevistat läsförhören[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "present at household examination (clerical survey).
bevolking[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "population."
bevolking, Dutch[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "population."
bevolkingsregister[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "population register."
bevorstehend[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "previously mentioned."
bevándorlás[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "immigration."
bevándorló[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "immigrant."
beväring[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "conscript."
beväringsman[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "recruit."
Bevölkerungsregister[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "population register."
bewaarder[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "guardian, warden."
bewijs[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "certificate, proof."
bewijs van overlijden[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "death certificate, proof of death."
bewijs van trouwen[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "marriage certificate, proof of marriage."
bewys[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "evidence, proof."
beykir[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "cooper."
bez[edit | edit source]
  • Polish and Czech word for "without."
bezdzietny[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "childless."
bezejmenný[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "unnamed, nameless."
bezimienny[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "unnamed, nameless."
Bezirk[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "district."
beður[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "bed."
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)[edit | edit source]
  • An agency of the United States government that manages and keeps the records of the government's interaction with American Indian tribes.
bialoruski[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "Belorussian."
bialy[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "white."
bianco[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "white."
Bible records[edit | edit source]
  • Birth, marriage, and death information written in family Bibles, usually on pages set aside for such a purpose.
Bible Records, FamilySearch Catalog™[edit | edit source]
  • A subject heading used in the FamilySearch Catalog to categorize Bible records (birth, marriage, and death information written in family Bibles).
  • Bible records, general: Birth, marriage, and death information written in family Bibles, usually on pages set aside for such a purpose.
Bibliography, FamilySearch Catalog™[edit | edit source]
  • A subject heading used in the FamilySearch Catalog to categorize lists of books, periodicals, or other resources related to a particular topic.
Bibliography, general[edit | edit source]
  • A list of books, periodicals, or other resources that were used to prepare a book or article; also a separate list of books, periodicals, or other resources related to a particular topic.
bibliográfia[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "bibliography."
biblioteca[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese and Spanish word for "library."
biblioteche[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "libraries."
bibliotek[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "library."
Bibliothèque Généalogique, France[edit | edit source]
  • A library in Paris, France, that has a name index, genealogical books, and genealogical periodicals from all parts of France. Translated as Genealogical Library in English.
Bibliothèque Publique d' Information, France[edit | edit source]
  • A library in Paris, France, that has a collection of 300,000 volumes and 2,400 periodicals. It has a good genealogical collection.
bidden[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "to request, to pray."
bidello[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "janitor."
biduum[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "space of two days, two-day period."
biegunka[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "diarrhea, dysentery."
bien, French[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "well."
bien, Spanish[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "good, well."
bienes[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "property, goods, fee."
Bienes de difuntos[edit | edit source]
  • A Spanish term for inheritance records and inventories of personal estates. Also used in the Philippines.
biennium[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "two-year period."
biens[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "goods, property."
bierzmowanie[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "confirmation."
biezacy[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "current." Roku biezacego means "of the current year."
bifolco[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "plowman."
bijlagen[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "supplemental documents."
bijna[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "almost, nearly."
bijnaam[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "surname, nickname."
bijzit[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "mistress, concubine".
bilaga[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "supplement, enclosure."
Bill of sale[edit | edit source]
  • A written document that transfers personal property from one individual to another. It proves that a sale occurred.
billedhugger[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "sculptor."
Biloxi Bay, Mississippi[edit | edit source]
  • The seaport area on the Gulf of Mexico where the city of Biloxi, Mississippi is now located. The permanent settlement in the Mississippi Valley was made there by the French in 1699.
bind, Danish[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "volume."
bind, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "volume (book)."
binnekant[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "inside."
binnenkant[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "inside."
biografi[edit | edit source]
  • Danish, Norwegian and Swedish word for "biography."
biografia[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "biography."
Biografica[edit | edit source]
  • A biographical collection of notes, newspaper clippings, and obituaries of Swedish army officers and others.
biografie[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "biography."
Biographical dictionary[edit | edit source]
  • A compilation of histories of people’s lives. The people selected for a biographical dictionary usually have something in common, such as occupation, place of origin or residence, or experience in a historical event. Also called a biographical encyclopedia or compiled biography.
Biographical Dictionary of Early Virginia, 1607-1660[edit | edit source]
  • A biographical dictionary that contains more than 100,000 entries and mentions over 30,000 people who are named in wills, deeds, court orders, histories, and Virginia Company records.
Biographical encyclopedia[edit | edit source]
  • A compilation of histories of people’s lives. The people selected for a biographical encyclopedia usually have something in common, such as occupation, place of origin or residence, or experience in a historical event. Also called a biographical dictionary or compiled biography.
Biographical sketch[edit | edit source]
  • A brief account of an individual’s life.
biographie, French[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "biography."
Biographie, German[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "biography."
Biography[edit | edit source]
  • A history of an individual's life.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index[edit | edit source]
  • An index that lists the subjects in most nationwide American biographical dictionaries. This index is essential for finding biographical sketches. It concentrates heavily on the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Biography File[edit | edit source]
  • A 180-drawer card index to newspaper clippings, local histories, and periodicals from Maryland during the 1800s and 1900s. This file is at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland.
Biography, FamilySearch Catalog™[edit | edit source]
  • A subject heading used in the FamilySearch Catalog to categorize biographies (histories of people's lives) and biographical dictionaries and encyclopedias (compilations of histories of people’s lives).
Biography, general[edit | edit source]
  • A history of an individual’s life.
Biography, PERiodical Source Index[edit | edit source]
  • A record type used in the Locality and Research Methodologies sections of the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) to identify articles that contain biographical information about a person or group of people.
birk[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "court district."
Birke, Denmark[edit | edit source]
  • A Danish civil district, an area covered by a court. Also called herred.
Birth certificate[edit | edit source]
  • An official government document stating an individual’s birth date, birthplace, and parentage.
birodalom[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "empire."
birraio[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "barkeeper, brewer."
Birth certificate[edit | edit source]
  • An official government document stating an individual's birth date, birthplace, and parentage.
Birth record[edit | edit source]
  • An official government document stating an individual’s birth date, birthplace, and parentage.
Birthplace Index, 1881 British Census[edit | edit source]
  • An index of the 1881 British Census that is organized alphabetically by surname then by individuals' parish of birth. The Birthplace Index can help you identify possible brothers, sisters, and cousins who were born in the same parish but who may have moved to a different part of Great Britain.
birtokos[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "landowning farmer."
bis-bisnonno[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "secont great-grandfather."
bisabuela[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "great-grandmother."
bisabuelo[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "great-grandfather."
bisabuelos[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "great-grandparents."
bisavo, -a[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "great-grandfather (great-grandmother)."
bisavolo, -a[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "great-grandfather (great-grandmother)."
bisavó[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "great-grandmother."
bisavô[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "great-grandfather."
bisavôs[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "great-grandparents."
Bischof[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "bishop."
bisdom[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "diocese."
Bishop's court, Church of England[edit | edit source]
  • The highest court in a diocese of the Church of England. These courts also had superior jurisdiction over lesser courts in probate matters. Bishop's courts are also called episcopal, commissary, diocesan, exchequer, and consistory courts.
Bishop's transcript, Church of England[edit | edit source]
  • A contemporary copy of a parish register of the Church of England that a local priest sends to the bishop of the diocese each year. The transcripts were supposed to be exact, but entries were sometimes abbreviated and may contain additional or variant information. If the original parish register has been lost, the bishop's transcript may be the only source of information.
Bishops’ report, Latter-day Saint[edit | edit source]
  • A list of Latter-day Saint heads of households and the wards in which they lived. This report was prepared in 1852 and 1853.
biskop[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "bishop."
biskup[edit | edit source]
  • Czech and Polish word for "bishop."
bisneta[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "great-granddaughter."
bisneto[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "great-grandson."
bisnetos[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "great-grandchildren."
bisnieta[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "great-granddaughter."
bisnieto[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "great-grandson."
bisnietos[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "great-grandchildren."
bisnonna[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "great-grandmother."
bisnonno[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "great-grandfather."
bispado[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "bishopric."
bispedømme[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "diocese."
bispo[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "bishop."
Bistum[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "diocese."
bitang[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "vagrant, vagabond."
bizonyos[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "certain, sure."
bizonyságok[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "testimonies, (witnesses)."
bizonytalan[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "uncertain."
bizonyítvány[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "certificate, document."
Bjelke Feud (1658-1660), Norway[edit | edit source]
  • A military action in which Norway regained Trondheim and Romsdal, which it had lost to Sweden in the Krabbe War.
Black Books[edit | edit source]
  • A part of the Maryland State Papers that contains messages, petitions, addresses, accounts, court proceedings, and other legal documents from 1636 to 1785.
Black Hawk War (1832)[edit | edit source]
  • A war fought between the Sauk and Fox Native Americans and the United States militia and regular troops. The leader of the Native Americans was named Black Hawk.
Black Hawk War (1865-1867)[edit | edit source]
  • An Indian war that arose when a Ute chief named Black Hawk led an uprising against the settlers in Utah.
blad(sy)[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "page."
bladzijde (blz.)[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "page."
blanc (blanche)[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "white."
blanco (a)[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "white."
Blattern[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "smallpox."
Blazon[edit | edit source]
  • An official description of a coat of arms. Blazons are found in armorials. The term blazon is also used to mean a coat of arms.
blaðsíða[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "page."
Blessing certificate, Latter-day Saint[edit | edit source]
  • A certificate issued when a baby is blessed in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Blessing of baby, Latter-day Saint[edit | edit source]
  • A priesthood ordinance of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in which an infant is given a name and a blessing.
bli[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "become."
blikkenslager[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "tinsmith."
blikksmiður[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "tinsmith."
blind[edit | edit source]
  • Danish, Norwegian and Swedish word for "blind."
blindur[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "blind."
bliski[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "near."
bliva[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "to become."
bliznieta[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "twins."
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)[edit | edit source]
  • An agency of the United States government that manages and maintains the government's survey and land records. The bureau also manages national lands and their resources, including mineral resources. The bureau was created in 1946 when the Government Land Office (GLO) and the Grazing Service were combined. It is under the Department of the Interior.
blod[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "blood."
blodgang[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "dysentery."
blodskam[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "incest."
blodsott[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "abnormal loss of blood during illness."
bloeding[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "bleeding, hemorrhage."
bloei[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "bloei."
bloeimaand[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "May (blossoming month)."
blogoslawil[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "blessed."
blogoslawiony[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "blessed, the late."
Blue Books[edit | edit source]
  • A part of the Maryland State Papers that contains records relating to stock in the Bank of Maryland from 1733 to 1810. The collection contains information about paper money investment schemes, lawsuits against the state of Maryland, and papers concerning property that citizens lost during the Revolutionary War.
blutend[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "bleeding."
Blutsverwandschaft[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "blood relationship."
bladzijde (blz.)[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "page."
blízký[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "near."
blóðsótt[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "dysentery."
blödning[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "bleeding."
Blütenmonat[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "May."
bo, Afrikaans[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "above, on top of."
bo, Danish[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "to live at, home."
bo, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "to live at."
bo, Polish[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "because."
bo, Swedish[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "to live, home, estate."
Board for Certification of Genealogists[edit | edit source]
  • A professional organization for genealogists. The board administers a certification process.
Board of Commissioners to Quiet Land Titles, Hawaii[edit | edit source]
  • A commission established in Hawaii in 1845 to settle land disputes between the king of Hawaii, who owned all of the land, and settlers who were not native to Hawaii. The king received a portion of the land, and the rest was divided equally between the government, chiefs, and tenants. To acquire ownership of land, an individual made a claim to the commission. This commission was also known as the Land Commission.
Board of Commissioners, USA 1805[edit | edit source]
  • A committee organized by the United States Congress in 1805 to investigate claims made by landowners to lands previously granted by the French and Spanish governments.
boaro[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "cattle hand."
Boatswain[edit | edit source]
  • The officer on a merchant or navy ship who has charge over the hull, sails, rigging, and so forth.
boca[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese and Spanish word for "mouth."
boda[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese and Spanish word for "wedding, marriage."
bodde[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "lived."
bodnár[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "cooper, barrel maker."
boede[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "lived."
boek[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "book."
boer[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "farmer."
Boer Wars (1877-1901)[edit | edit source]
  • A term referring to two wars between the British and the Boers (now called Afrikaners) in South Africa. The first Boer War occurred in 1880 and 1881, when the Boers gained independence from Britain. The second Boer War, which occurred between 1899 and 1902, happened when the Boers tried to deny British citizens and other non-Afrikaners full political rights. The Boers won the opening battles of the second war, but the British eventually won the war. The Boer troops surrendered in 1900, but guerilla fighting lasted until 1902.
boerearbeider[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "farmhand (laborer)."
boerekneg[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "farmworker."
boerenarbeider[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "cottager, farmhand, worker."
boerenknecht[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "farm worker."
bog[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "book."
boghandler[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "bookseller."
bogholder[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "bookkeeper, accountant."
bognár[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "wheel maker."
boieiro[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "herdsman."
bok[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian and Swedish word for "book."
bokhandler[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "bookseller."
bokholder, bokfører[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "bookkeeper."
bokhållare[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "bookkeeper."
bokstav[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "letter, character."
boldog[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "happy."
bolest[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "pain."
bolig[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "residence, house."
boltos[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "shopkeeper."
bom (oa)[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "good."
bon (bonne)[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "good."
bona[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "possessions."
Bond of curation[edit | edit source]
  • A written guarantee posted by the guardian of a minor child who is old enough to marry but still younger than 21 to guarantee that the guardian will faithfully perform the tasks assigned by the probate court.
Bond of indemnification[edit | edit source]
  • A document guaranteeing that the father of an illegitimate child would take financial responsibility for the child. This document relieved the parish from that responsibility. Also called a bastardy bond.
Bond of tuition[edit | edit source]
  • A written guarantee posted by the guardian of a minor child who is not old enough to marry to guarantee that the guardian will faithfully perform the tasks assigned by the probate court.
Bond with a will annexed[edit | edit source]
  • A probate record posted by estate administrators or executors that ensures they will properly carry out their duties. This document has a will attached to it.
Bond, financial[edit | edit source]
  • A legal act by which people obligate themselves or their heirs, executors, or administrators to pay a certain amount of money to another individual under certain conditions.
Bond, general[edit | edit source]
  • A binding agreement or a certificate or evidence of debt.
Bond, investment[edit | edit source]
  • A certificate or other type of evidence showing that a company, government, or institution promises to pay the purchaser of the bond (the lender) the amount of money loaned plus interest.
Bond, jail[edit | edit source]
  • The amount of money needed to get out of jail while awaiting trial. Also called bail.
Bond, probate[edit | edit source]
  • A probate record posted by estate administrators or executors that ensures they will properly carry out their duties.
bonde[edit | edit source]
  • Danish, Norwegian and Swedish word for "farmer."
Bondsman[edit | edit source]
  • An individual or institution that signs a bond to guarantee that if the bond holder does not meet the obligations, that individual or institution will. Also called a surety.
bonne[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "maid, female servant."
bonus[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "good."
Bonus application papers[edit | edit source]
  • An application for a financial bonus promised by the United States government to men who enlisted in the United States military during World War I.
Book indexes by vessel line[edit | edit source]
  • Indexes to passenger lists. The indexes are arranged by the shipping line and the date of arrival in the United States.
Book of remembrance, Latter-day Saint[edit | edit source]
  • A record in which members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints record important Church-related events (such as baptism, confirmation, priesthood ordination, marriage, and so forth) and family history information.
Book review[edit | edit source]
  • An article that summarizes a book and evaluates the quality of the book’s information and writing.
Boom[edit | edit source]
  • Sudden population growth (large numbers of people moving in) caused by economic opportunites. When land was opened to homesteading, land rushes or land booms occured. The discovery of oil caused oil booms; the discovery of minerals caused mining booms.
boot[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "boat, barge, ship."
Bootsmann[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "bargeman, boatman."
bopel[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "residence, domicile."
bopæl[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "residence, home, domicile."
borbély[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "barber."
bordarius[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "cottager, tenant, border."
Bordeaux Emigration Index, France[edit | edit source]
  • A card index to about 16,000 people who emigrated from Bordeaux, France, between 1713 and 1787.
Border Crossing Indexes, Canada[edit | edit source]
  • A card index to the Canadian border crossing manifests. Sometimes officials recorded information only on the index card for the crossing instead of in both the index and the border crossing manifest.
Border crossing lists, USA[edit | edit source]
  • Lists beginning in 1895 that document people who have crossed the border between the United States and Canada or Mexico.
Border crossing manifests, Canada[edit | edit source]
  • Lists of passengers being transported from Canada into the United States. Canadian shipping companies began keeping these records in 1895. There are two type of manifests: lists of people traveling by train and lists of people traveling by boat. The manifests may include the person's name, port or station of entry, date of entry, age, literacy, last residence, previous visits to the United States, and birthplace. Sometimes officials only recorded the information on the index card rather than on the manifest. Beginning in 1908 the companies began keeping similar records of people arriving in Canada from the United States. These records are not indexed and are not available through the Family History Library™. Also called Canadian border crossing lists, passenger lists, and manifests.
Border crossing records, USA[edit | edit source]
  • Lists beginning in 1895 that document people who have crossed the border between the United States and Canada or Mexico.
Border crossings[edit | edit source]
  • The act of going across a political boundary from one country to another.
  • The place where people go from one country to another.
borg[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "castle,fortress."
borg[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "city."
borgare[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "citizen, burgher."
borgari[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "citizen."
borger[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "citizen."
borgermester[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "mayor."
borgerskab[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "citizenship."
Borgerskabprotokoller, Denmark[edit | edit source]
  • A Danish word for citizenship book. It lists the people who received the rights to citizenship extended by a city. Citizenship rights included the right to engage in business in the city, protection under the law, and permission to live in the city without being expelled. The book includes the names of the people granted citizenship and their age, social and economic status, occupation and training, and sometimes birthplace and names of relatives. Until the twentieth century, only males of the middle or upper class, usually merchants and tradesmen, were granted citizenship.
borgerskap[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "citizenship."
borghese[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "burgher, citizen."
borgmester[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "mayor."
borgmästare[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "mayor."
Born In (the) Covenant[edit | edit source]
  • A term referring to a child born after the sealing of his/her parents in a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is often abbreviated BIC.
Borough court, Connecticut[edit | edit source]
  • A court in Connecticut with townwide jurisdiction over civil matters. Borough courts were succeeded by the circuit courts.
Borough, Great Britain[edit | edit source]
  • A self-governing town or city that sends a representative to Parliament.
Borough, New York City[edit | edit source]
  • One of the five administrative divisions of New York City: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Richmond (Staten Island).
Borough, Scotland[edit | edit source]
  • A city or town in Scotland. In current usage, the term borough refers only to towns with a charter. Also spelled burgh.
borta[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "absent."
bortgift[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "married elsewhere."
borussia[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "Prussia."
bos[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "woods, forest (new version of the word)."
bosbaas[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "forester."
bosbouer[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "forester, warden."
bosch[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "woods, forest (old version of the word)."
bosque[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "grove, forest, woods."
bostad[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "domicile."
boswachter[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "forester."
boswagter[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "forester."
bot[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "fine, penalty."
bottaio[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "cooper, barrel maker."
bottegaio[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "shopkeeper."
boucher[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "butcher."
boulanger[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "baker."
Boundary[edit | edit source]
  • A separation, whether natural or manmade, between properties or jurisdictions.
Bounty land[edit | edit source]
  • Federal land given to people for their service in the military.
Bounty land warrant application[edit | edit source]
  • A formal, written request for a piece of federal land in return for past military service.
boupptekning[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "estate inventory, probate."
bourgeois[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "citizen, member of the middle class."
bourguignon[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "Burgundian."
bouvier[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "herdsman, cowherd."
bovaro[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "cattle driver."
boven[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "above, over, upstairs."
Bowman Collection[edit | edit source]
  • A card index to Connecticut vital records in Massachusetts from 1800 to 1900.
Box Type, Latter-day Saint[edit | edit source]
  • A printed book used to record membership records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1920 and 1941. Each page of the book had four to six boxes, and each box contained the complete membership information for an individual. The records are available at the Family History Library™ and Family History Centers™.
boznica[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "synagogue."
Bozy[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "the Lord's."
braaf[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "honest, worthy, good."
bracciale[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "laborer."
bracciante[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "farm laborer."
Brachmonat[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "June."
bracia[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "brothers."
brak[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "lack of, is missing."
Branch history, Latter-day Saint[edit | edit source]
  • An historical account of a branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Branch records, Latter-day Saint[edit | edit source]
  • Membership records that each branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints keeps of members who live within the branch boundaries.
Branch, Latter-day Saint[edit | edit source]
  • A local division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is similar to a ward but usually does not have enough membership or enough priesthood leadership to support all the programs of the Church.
branco (a)[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "white."
brann[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "fire."
brasiator[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "brewer."
brasseur[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "brewer."
brassier[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "farmworker, laborer (old word)."
brat[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "brother."
bratanek[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "nephew."
bratanica[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "niece."
bratowa[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "sister-in-law."
bratr[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "brother."
bratranec[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "cousin (male)."
Brauer[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "brewer."
Braut[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "bride."
brazo[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "arm."
braço[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "arm."
bredvid[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "next to."
brenna[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "burn."
brenndur[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "burned, burning."
brennevinsbrenner[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "distiller of spirits."
Bretagne [oncle à la mode de Bretagne][edit | edit source]
  • French word for "Brittany [first cousin of one's parent]."
brev[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "letter, correspondence."
Brief description, FamilySearch Catalog™ on compact disc[edit | edit source]
  • A screen on the compact disc version of the FamilySearch Catalog™ that shows the title of the source.
Brieve, Scotland[edit | edit source]
  • A document created by a chancery court in Scotland that summoned the local sheriff's court to hold a jury trial. Brieves were issued when a landowner died and the heir wished to take ownership of the land.
Brigadier, British[edit | edit source]
  • An officer in the British army who ranks below a major general. A brigadier commands a brigade.
Briggs Collection[edit | edit source]
  • A large collection of typed transcripts of wills, cemetery records, vital records, and other family records for families from the towns of West Greenwich, Exeter, and Coventry in Rhode Island. It was created by Anthony Tarbox Briggs and is at the Rhode Island Historical Society and on microfilm at the Family History Library™.
briquetier[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "brick maker."
British[edit | edit source]
  • Pertaining to something or someone from Great Britain. Many British people emigrated to the Americas, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
British census[edit | edit source]
  • A census taken by the British government in Britain, including England, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands.
British Genealogical Record Users Committee[edit | edit source]
  • A group of organizations that are dedicated to preserving and providing access to genealogical and historical records.
British Library[edit | edit source]
  • The national repository for all materials published in England. It also has a large collection of manuscript materials. The British Library is one of the five copyright libraries in Great Britain.
British North America[edit | edit source]
  • The name used for colonies that remained in British hands after the Revolutionary War between 1783 (when Britain acknowledged the independence of the United States) and 1867 (when the Dominion of Canada was created).
brjóstsjúkdómur[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "chest disease."
brjóstÞyngsli[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "shortness of breath."
bro[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian and Swedish word for "bridge."
broder[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "brother."
broderdatter[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "brother's daughter."
brodersøn[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "brother's son."
broeder, broer[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "brother."
broer(s)[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "brother(s)."
Bromwell Index[edit | edit source]
  • A five-volume alphabetical list of prominent people from Colorado. The index covers up to the year 1933 and is held by the Colorado Historical Society.
bror[edit | edit source]
  • Danish, Norwegian and Swedish word for "brother."
brordatter[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "brother's daughter."
brorsdotter[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "niece, brother's daughter."
brorsson[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "nephew, brother's son."
brorsønn[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "brother's son."
brostvark[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "chest pain."
brouer[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "brewer."
brouwer[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "brewer."
Brown Books[edit | edit source]
  • A part of the Maryland State Papers that contains military and civilian communications dating from 1775 to 1803. The books also contain Revolutionary War correspondence, including lists of rebels, payments, seizures, arrests, and military engagements.
bru[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "daughter-in-law."
brud[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian and Swedish word for "bride."
bruden[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "the bride."
Bruder[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "brother."
brudfolk[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "bridal couple."
brudgom[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "bridegroom."
brudgommen[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "the bridegroom."
brudgum[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "bridegroom."
brudpar[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "bridal couple."
brug, Danish[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "use, outfit."
brug, Dutch[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "bridge."
bruid[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "bride."
bruidegom[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "bridegroom."
bruk, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "farm, use."
bruk, Swedish[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "foundry, mill, iron industry."
brukare[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "tenant farmer, leaseholder."
bruksarbetare[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "foundryman, mill hand, iron worker."
brumaire[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "the name of one of the months used in the French Republic Calendar."

During the years 1792 to 1806, the French used a unique calendar that related to the founding of the French Republic. The month names cannot be translated because they do not correspond to the months we know as January to December.

bryggare[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "brewer."
brygger[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "brewer."
brygmester[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "brewer."
bryllup[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "wedding."
brzemienna[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "pregnant."
bräcklighet[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "frailty."
Bräune[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "diptheria."
Bräutigam[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "bridegroom."
brændehugger[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "woodcutter."
brændevinsbrænder[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "distiller of spirits."
bræður[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "brothers."
bréf[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "letter, deed."
bróðir[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for 'brother."
bróðursonur[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "nephew (brother's son)."
bröllop[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "wedding."
bröstarvinge[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "heir."
bröstfeber[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "pneumonia."
bröstsjuka[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "chest illness, pneumonia."
brúðgumi[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "bridegroom."
brúðhjón[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "bridal pair."
brúður[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "bride."
Brücke[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "bridge."
Bub[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "boy."
bucataia[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "washwoman."
Buch[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "book."


Buddhism[edit | edit source]
  • A major world religion founded in India in 500 B.C. by a teacher named Buddha. It has influenced religious, social, and cultural effects in much of Asia. In each area it has often combined with teachings from other religions such as Hinduism and Shinto. Zen Buddhism, practiced chiefly in Japan, has some distinctive differences. Buddha taught that each person's position in life was determined by actions in past lives. He sought to conquer attachments to worldly things.
bude[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "he will, she will, it will."
budeie[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "milkmaid."
budou[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "they will."
bueno (a)[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "good."
buio[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "dark."
buitekant[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "outside."
buiten(kant)[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "outside."
buitendien[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "besides."

buitenechtelijk

   Dutch word for "illegitimate."

buono, -a

   Italian word for "good."

bureau

   French word for "office."
Bureau de l'état civil, France[edit | edit source]
  • The French term for a civil registration office.
Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, USA[edit | edit source]
  • Former name of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Bureau of Indian Affairs[edit | edit source]
  • An agency of the United States government that manages and keeps the records of the government’s interaction with American Indian tribes.
Bureau of Land Management[edit | edit source]
  • An agency of the United States government that manages and maintains the government's survey and land records. The bureau also manages national lands and their resources, including mineral resources. The bureau was created in 1946 when the Government Land Office (GLO) and the Grazing Service were combined. It is under the Department of the Interior.
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Freedmen's Bureau[edit | edit source]
  • An agency created by the United States Congress in 1865 to help former slaves make the transition to freedom. The bureau provided food, clothing, and shelter and created schools, hospitals, and universities. It distributed abandoned lands to former slaves. Although President Andrew Johnson twice vetoed bills to renew the agency, Congress repassed them and expanded the bureau's powers in 1866. The bureau was dissolved in 1872.
Bureau of the Census[edit | edit source]
  • The agency of the United States government charged with taking a national census every 10 years.
Burg[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "castle, fortress."
burgelijke administralie[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "civil administration."
burgemeester[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "mayor."
burgensis[edit | edit source]
  • Latin word for "citizen, burgess."
burger[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "citizen."
burgerboek[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "citizenship book."
burgerlijke ambtenaar[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "civil registrar."
burgerlijke stand[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "civil registration, civil administration."
burgerschap[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "citizenship."
burgerskap[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "citizenship."


Burgess[edit | edit source]
  • A resident of a city who has full rights of citizenship within the city. Tradesmen and craftsmen were burgesses. The term burgess can also refer to a freeman who lived in a rural area. In Scotland, a burgess is a craftsman or tradesman who lives and works within a burgh.
Burgh, Scotland[edit | edit source]
  • A city or town with a charter.  There are three types.  Royal burghs have charters granted by the crown, and they send a representative to Parliament.  Burghs of regality and burghs of barony have charters granted by either a lord of regality or a baron (see above).  They do not send representatives to Parliament.  Also spelled borough.
Burgh court, Scotland[edit | edit source]
  • A Scottish court with jurisdiction over a royal burgh. These courts handled minor civil offenses.
Burgher[edit | edit source]
  • A citizen of a town.
Burghers Church, Scotland[edit | edit source]
  • A church that formed out of the Secession Church in 1745. This group believed that communion should not be withheld from people who took the Burgess Oath. In 1820 the Burghers and Anti-Burghers reunited.
Burial date[edit | edit source]
  • The date when a body was interred. This date may be the same day as the death date or a few days later.
Burial place[edit | edit source]
  • A spot where a body is buried. This spot may be next to a church, in a public or private cemetery, or on private property.
Burial plot[edit | edit source]
  • A specific piece of ground within a cemetery where an individual is or can be buried.
Burial record[edit | edit source]
  • A record detailing where a person is buried.
Burial register[edit | edit source]
  • A list of the people buried in a cemetery.
burmistrz[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "mayor."
burraio[edit | edit source]
  • Italian word for "dairyman."
burtfluttir[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "move out."
Business[edit | edit source]
  • A business is usually a commercial venture by private individuals or groups for the purpose of financial gain.
Business directory[edit | edit source]
  • A list of the names and addresses of businesses or business people.
Business pension[edit | edit source]
  • Money given to an individual (or the individual¿s spouse or dependents) who has retired from an organization. Starting in the late 1800s, large businesses gave pensions to employees when they retired. Pension records often give name, age, and length of service. They may give the date and place of birth and death, name of the spouse, and names and ages of the children.
Business Records and Commerce, FamilySearch Catalog™[edit | edit source]
  • A subject heading used in the FamilySearch Catalog to categorize information about businesses, trades, and other types of commerce.
buskap[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "livestock, crew."
buurman[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans and Dutch word for "neighbor."
buurt[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "neighborhood."
buurtschap[edit | edit source]
  • Dutch word for "neighborhood."
Buyer[edit | edit source]
  • An individual purchasing something, such as a piece of land.
Bürgerbücher, Germany[edit | edit source]
  • A German term for citizenship books. In Germany, these books were used to record the names of people who had received the rights to citizenship. Also called Bürgerlisten.
Bürgerlisten, Germany[edit | edit source]
  • A German term for a citizenship book. In Germany, these books were used to record the names of people who had received the rights to citizenship. Also called Bürgerbücher.
by, Danish[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "town, city, village."
by, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "town, city."
by, Swedish[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "village."
byc[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "to be."
bydlící[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "residing."
Byfogden, Denmark[edit | edit source]
  • The judge of a Danish city court. In the 1700s this court handled matters of commerce, such as citizenship records.
bygd, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "small country community, village."
bygd, Swedish[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "countryside, region, area."
bygdebok[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "rural chronicles."
Bygdbøker, Norway[edit | edit source]
  • A Norwegian term meaning "rural chronicles" or "community books." The bygdbøker are Norwegian town histories that contain extensive genealogical information about the people living in the community.
bygningssnedker[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "joiner, carpenter."
bygsel[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "lease."
byl[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "was."
byl (byli)[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "was (were)."
byla[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "was."
byld[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "abscess."
byli[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "were."
byll[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "abscess."
byllepest[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "plague (bubonic)."
bylo[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "was."
byly[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "were."
byna[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "almost, nearly."
bynaam[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "nickname."
Byting, Denmark[edit | edit source]
  • A Danish city court. In the 1700s this was the court of first instance (the court where a case begins) in general cases.
byvrou[edit | edit source]
  • Afrikaans word for "concubine."
bába, Czech[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "grandmother."
bába, Hungarian[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "midwife."
bányamíves[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "miner."
bányász[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "miner."
báró[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "baron."
bátur[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "boat."
bátya[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "elder brother."
Bäcker[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "baker."
bägge[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "both."
bägges barn[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "child of both parents."
båd[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "boat, ship."
båda[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "both."
både, Danish[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "both."
både, Norwegian[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "both, either."
bådebygger[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "shipbuilder."
bådsmand[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "boatswain, bosun."
båret[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "carried."
båt[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "boat, ship."
båtbygger[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "shipbuilder."
båtsman[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "seaman, sailor."
båtsmann[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "boatswain, bosun."
bæjarnafn[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "name of farm."
bær[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "farm, town."
bære[edit | edit source]
  • Danish and Norwegian word for "carry."
Bécs[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "Vienna."
bélgyulladás[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "enteritis."
béres[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "hired farmworker."
bérmálás[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "confirmation (Catholic)."
bérmálók[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "persons being confirmed."
bêcheur[edit | edit source]
  • French word for "field worker."
bênção[edit | edit source]
  • Portuguese word for "blessing."
bílý[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "white."
bíró[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "judge."
bíróság[edit | edit source]
  • Hungarian word for "court."
Bóg[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "the Lord."
bókari[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "accountant."
bókbindari[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "book binder."
bókhaldari[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "bookkeeper."
bóksali[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "bookseller."
bóla[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "smallpox."
bólga[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "inflammation."
bólu[edit | edit source]
  • Polish word for "of pain."
bólusetja[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "vaccinate."
bóndi[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "farmer."
böcker[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "books."
Böhmen[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "Bohemia."
böld[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "abscess, boil."
börn[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "children."
böter[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "fee, fine."
bötfälld[edit | edit source]
  • Swedish word for "fined."
Böttcher[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "cooper, barrel maker."
bødker[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "cooper."
bøkker[edit | edit source]
  • Norwegian word for "cooper, barrel maker."
børn[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "children."
børnebørn[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "grandchildren."
børnene[edit | edit source]
  • Danish word for "the children."
búa[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "live, reside."
búandi[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "resident."
búsetumaður[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "cottager, resident."
búskapur[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "farming."
búsqueda[edit | edit source]
  • Spanish word for "research."
bústaður[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "place of residence."
bústýra[edit | edit source]
  • Icelandic word for "housekeeper."
Büdner[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "cottager."
Bürger, German[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "burgher, citizen, citizens."
Bürgerbücher[edit | edit source]
  • A German term for citizenship books. In Germany, these books were used to record the names of people who had received the rights to citizenship. Also called Bürgerlisten.
Bürgerlisten[edit | edit source]
  • A German term for a citizenship book. In Germany, these books were used to record the names of people who had received the rights to citizenship. Also called Bürgerbücher.
Bürgermeister[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "mayor."
Büttner[edit | edit source]
  • German word for "cooper, barrel maker."
být[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "to be."
bývalý[edit | edit source]
  • Czech word for "former, the late (deceased)."