[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] German Word Definition
grazyna at shaw.ca
Mon Oct 14 15:37:09 PDT 2002
The Polish Genealogical Society of America website has a glossary of terms
http://www.pgsa.org/townsGlos.htm which defines it as:
sol~tys: derived from and equivalent to German Schultheiss (later Schultz),
a bailiff or village headman/mayor.
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Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] German Word Definition
> In German Lutheran church records from Poland, frequently I find the
> "soltys" following the name of a witness for a birth/christening.
> I have not been able to find the word in any of the German translation
> aids I have nor in my German-English dictionary (Oxford-Duden).
> Can anyone provide a translation or a meaning for the word please? My
> curiousity is getting the better of me.
> With thanks,
> John Marsch
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