Why We Suffer
- These edifying remarks come from http://ihff.nwy.at/index.htm/
where there is a very informed discussion of the problems we face in
researching archives of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
"Furthermore until about 1800 a great deal of Latin, often exclusively, is
used by the recording clergy; here too we come up against a further hurdle
since this Latin is by no means classical Latin bur rather a debased
medieval Latin with its own idiosyncrasies.
Some of the very particular arcane expressions used in church entries occur
over and over - here too a certain amount of practice will be required - a
book dealing with this, alas only in a German format is:
VERDENHALVEN Fritz: 'Familienkundliches W�rterbuch'. "