Latin words to recognise

Don't be in awe of old registers written in Latin. There are only a limited number of words to learn to recognise. Something that looks like baptize is a baptism, something that looks like matrimony is a marriage, and something that looks like mortus is a burial. There are a few more, but you will soon get the hang of it.

Baptisms

filius
son of
— similarly, male names often end in us
filia
daughter of
— similarly, female names often end in a
et
and
baptizavi
I have baptised
natus
born (male)
nata
born (female)
gemelli, gemini
twins
trigemini
triplets

Marriages

nupsit
married
matrimonium
matrimony
licentiam
by licence
bannum
by banns

Burials

mortus
died
sepultavi
I have buried
dormit
sleeping
corpus
the body

General

parochia
parish
in comitatu
in the county of
(compare with community)
in agro
in the county of
(literally in the field of)
ibidem
of the same place
extraneus
a stranger