Galicia– A Germanic country in Eastern Europe to the south and east of Germany covering parts of Southern Poland and western Ukrane.
GEDCOM – “GEnealogical Data COMmunication.” A file format specifically meant for transferring genealogical information from one computer program to another.
Genealogy – The study of a family’s line
Gentile – The Jewish term for someone not of the Jewish faith.
Generational Collapse – The phenomenon of a single ancestor being in more than one part of a family tree, thereby decreasing the number of new ancestors in preceeding generations.
Given Name – The name someone was given by their parents at birth. (also known as Birth Name or Proper Name)
Godparent (Godfather/Godmother) – A person chosen by a child’s parent to help in the raising of that child (in religious matters), and who will often become that child’s guardian should the parents pre-decease them.
Grass Widow – (Germanic term) 1. A woman who has been separated from her husband by distance or time, usually a wife who has been abandoned by a husband without a divorce. 2. A woman who lived with one or more men, but no longer is living with one. Often a discarded mistress.
Gregorian Calendar – The current calendar system in use today. Replaced the Julian Calendar. Also see Old Style Date.