Symbols and Signs

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German Umlauts and special letters

You should be able to write them on any Computer ! Just press the Alt key and at the same time enter 0 and the numbers according to the table below.

But remember: You have to use the numerical keyboard on the right !


LetterWriteLetterWriteLetterWriteLetterWrite
Ä 196 ä228Ö214ö246
Ü220ü252ß223
Á193á225É201é233

German Genealogy: Ancestry-related signs and symbols



SymbolMeaning
*born
(*)illegitimate birth
+*stillborn
~baptized
Yconfirmed
oengaged
oomarried
I oo1st marriage
II oo2nd marriage
died
o/odivorced
o-oillegit. or common-law union
Xkilled in war
✝ Xdied of war wounds
[]buried
++lineage extinct
!!Reverend, Pastor


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