Latin for family historians


10 December 2021
One our quest to trace our ancestors’ lives we have to learn so many new skills. Once we have taken our research back a few centuries a working knowledge of Latin is just one such skill that we require.

If you are keen to expand your knowledge of family history, and improve your genealogy research know-how, Sylvia Dibbs’ useful worksheets (below) will have just the information to get you started.

The worksheets cover:

  • The time period that Latin was in use in the records that we need to search for family history reasons
  • Useful grammatical tips to help you decipher Latin sentences
  • Key Latin vocabulary you will find in the sorts of records that family historians use
  • Examples taken from records of baptisms, marriages and burials
  • Handy hints to help your learning.

So, seize the day, and make a start learning Latin, or dusting off your schooldays’ skills, with Sylvia Dibbs extremely useful worksheets.

Click here for Sylvia’s worksheets

About Sylvia Dibbs

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Sylvia Dibbs is Chair of the Catholic Family History Society. You may find out more about the society at their website.

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