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Translating profession from two records written in Kurrentshrift

The occupation is Möbelpolierer [furniture polisher] Probably different tasks depending on the employer: at a residence, a furniture store or a factory
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What month is this? (German kurrent abbreviation)

It is November [9ber]. Novem is Latin for nine. November was once the ninth month in the calendar. You may also see 7ber for September, 8ber for October and 10ber or Xber for December in records. ...
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What is German translation of this Marriage record written in Kurrent?

Header in Gothic typeface & German language; some words use archaic spelling: [Seite] 114, Trauungs=Buch Jahr Monath und Tag der Trauung. Bräutigam -Wohnort -Haus Nro. -Taufnahme [sic], Familien=...
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Reading Johann Georg Burkhardt's profession

After reading up a bit on tanning techniques, I am fairly confident the word in question is Weißgerbers, i.e. the genitive case of Weißgerber. This term denotes a tanner (Gerber) operating with ...
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What does location Boshte mean?

The place may be Boršt, Slovenia. (See Boste for an alternate spelling of the name that is closer to the spelling used by the church record). When a placename is (probably) mis-spelled, try Fuzzy ...
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What are names and dates in this Status Animarum for Gregorcčič at Roženberk 6?

Corrections Andreas Gregorzhizh ... Sohn, Johann 12 Apr. '811 30 ??? ??? Hube? do. Mathia ... do. Andreas ... Tochter, Anna 18. Apr. '809 unehel. T. [=uneheliche Tochter, =...
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Reading name of father on German baptism record for Maria Magdalena Burkhardt Langenheld

I deciphered the alleged father's name: it reads "Huhrerey", so harlotry or whoring (not sure what the corresponding English term in this context would be). As far as I can read the rest, ...
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Understanding why same couple seemingly married twice within year

As we figured it out in the comments, the second entry is a proclamation record (see the abbreviation procl. in the record), the first one an actual marriage record (identified by the word/...
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Reading Philipp Burkhardt's profession

The profession is Salzführer (the final letter in the original is an end-s due to being in genitive case), which according to a quick internet search is a variant of Salzfuhrmann, i.e. a teamster or ...
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Reading Johann Wilhelm's surname and father's profession

The last name is Braun (compare the first letter with that of Bürgers), the profession is Schmiedemeister, i.e. (master) blacksmith. The mother's name by the way is given as Christine Maria, not ...
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Where was BurÿHaüs near 1663 Breitau?

This reads like "Breyttauw" to me, so it seems to be a historic spelling of Breitau. The second instance of the name is a bit clearer.
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Reading death record of Margret Hasert (1624)

Den 4 Augusti begraben Margret haserten, sonst Schücheln genandt, aldte Wittibe, starb plözlich, sonder Zweiffels vom Schlag gerüret, und endtfiel ihr die Sprach in 3 Stunden, nach dem sie sich Übel ...
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Transcription assistance for a baptism record from 1620 in Mihla, Germany

Here's what I can read: I have difficulties reading the day, as the paper is damaged here. Sonnabend xxx ...rdias Domini getauft Ni vicino means "near", so the word before that is maybe a ...
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Who did Emerich Braunschweig marry?

My best guess: “Item Emerich Brunschwiegk und Cristina Brethe..... zusammen gegeben den 13 Novembris” I’m not entirely sure that the bride’s name is Cristina, could be Cattrina as well, but it ...
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What are names and dates in this Status Animarum for Mali Cirnik 13?

Most of your transcript matches my reading. Corrections/alternate transcriptions: ...Weib, Maria Sladizh ... ...Tochter, Maria ...geheirathet nach Posharzhe Rikarerd? Johanistha[l?, ...
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What are names and dates in this Status Animarum for Gregorcčič at Roženberk 6?

A few corrections: Audmnad = Andreas Aiuer = Anna Martin = Mathia(s)? Not sure about the surname.
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What errors are in this transcription in Status Animarum from Slovenia?

A few suggestions: Bartelmä Gregorzhizh wife: Luzia Perjatu Franz' birth month: 9ber (November) I don't have any better suggestion for the place name, perhaps someone with local knowledge can ...
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Reading the baptismal entry for Wolff Schweitzer's child (Sontra 1636)

The line is: Mar: Wolff Schweitzers Kindt sein Schwager gevatter Translated: March: Wolff Schweitzers child his brother-in-law godparent The author had a certain vertical drift, so the next line ...
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Transcription and translation assistance for Bad Hersfeld entry from 1651

Some help on the translation: "pfatter" might be either "Vater" (father) or "Gevatter" (godfather). "wahr" is a wrong spelling of "war" -> "...
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Transcribing marriage record from Gilfershausen in 1761

Quite difficult... here's what I think is in the entry, hopefully other people can comment on that ("?" marks words I'm not sure, "..." are word parts or words I'm completely ...
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Identify the first letter in this surname on a German birth certificate

I think it is a "G" based on the observation that the rest of the surname "arl" like above "Kühne" is not written in Kurrentschrift but in Latin handwriting. If you look at Schreibschrift at Wikipedia ...
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Transcribing and making sense of baptism record written in Kurrent

I understand now, almost perfectly. This says: "20.+ [i.e., twentieth entry, stillbirth] per the former Anna Maria: The young daughter of the Elmau farmer Nicolaus Beckens, was born dead at 9pm ...
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