Tuesday’s Tip: What does 8bre mean?


My latest round of Luxembourg research has me stumbling across “7bre” and “8bre” a lot.  At first glance, they made absolutely no sense. And then  I realized that they’re actually a clever clerk’s shorthand.

For what? Figuring it out actually requires a little math.

7 written out is sept in French. Sept+ bre? Septembre – or September in English.

8bre is therefore October.

Knowing that should make your research a little easier!


About Bryna O'Sullivan

A Connecticut-based professional genealogist, I love working with beginners of all backgrounds. I also do specialty research in Connecticut and Luxembourg-American genealogy.
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