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    |A| |B| |C| |D| |E| |F| |G| |H| |I| |JK| |L|
    |M| |N| |O| |P| |QR| |S| |T| |U| |V| |W| |XYZ|
    • a. - about, age, acre, ante
    • a.a.r. - against all risks
    • AASP - American Antiquarian Society Proceedings
    • ab. - about; abbey
    • abbr. - abbreviation
    • abd. - abdicated
    • Abp. - Archbishop
    • abr. - abridged; abridgment
    • abs. or abstr. - abstract
    • abt. - about
    • AC - Ante Christum; ancestor chart
    • a.c. - attested copy; account current
    • acad. - academy
    • acc. - according to; account; accompanied
    • acco. - account
    • accu. - accurate
    • ackd. - acknowledged
    • actg. - acting
    • AD - [Latin] Anno Domini
    • adj. - adjoining; adjutant; adjourned
    • adm. - admission; admitted
    • admin. - administration; administrator
    • Admon. - letters of administration
    • admr. - administration
    • af. or afft. - affidavit
    • aft. - after
    • a.k.a. - also known as
    • AL - American Legion
    • ald. - alderman
    • alleg. - allegiance
    • a.l.s. - autographed letter signed
    • als. - alias
    • anc. - ancestry; ancestor; ancient
    • annot. - annotated
    • ano. - another
    • anon. - anonymous
    • ant. - antiquary; antonym
    • antiq. - antiquary; antiquities; antiquity; antiquarian
    • a.o. - account of
    • AOP - American Order of Pioneers
    • APG - Association of Professional Genealogists
    • APJI - Association for Protection of Jewish Immigrants
    • app. - apprentice; aprpoximately; appendix; appointed
    • App. Div. - Appelate division
    • appr. - appraisment
    • apprd. - apprised; appeared
    • approx. - approximately
    • apptd. - appointed
    • appx. - appendix
    • ar. co. - artillery company
    • arr. - arrived
    • ascert. - ascertain(ed)
    • ASG - American Society of Genealogists
    • asgd. - assigned
    • asr. - assessor
    • assn. or assoc. - association
    • asso. - associated; associate
    • atty. - attorney
    • au. - gold
    • aud. - auditor
    • a.w.c. - admon. (letters of administration) with will and codicil annexed
    • AWOL - absent without leave

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    • b. - born; bondsman; banns; book; birth; bachelor; brother
    • ba. - bachelor; baptized
    • bach. or batch. - bachelor
    • bap or bapt. - baptized; baptism
    • B.B. - Bail Bond
    • bcer - birth certificate
    • BCG - Board for Certification of Genealogists
    • b.d. or bdt. - birth date
    • bd. - bound; buried
    • bec. - because; became
    • bef.- before
    • bet. - between
    • BIA - Bureau of Indian Affairs
    • b.i.l. - brother-in-law
    • biog. - biography
    • bish. - bishop
    • bks. - books; barracks
    • bl. - bibliography
    • BLM - Bureau of Land Management
    • BLW - Bount Land Warrant
    • B.M. - Bench Mark; British Museum
    • bndsmn. - bondsman
    • bo or bot. - bought; bottom
    • b.o.t.p. - both of this parish
    • bp. - baptized; birthplace
    • bpl. - birthplace
    • bpt. - baptized
    • Br. - British
    • br. or bro - brother
    • bro-i-l - brother-in-law
    • B.S. - in court records, Bill of Sale
    • B.T. - Bishop's Transcripts
    • bur. or bu - buried

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    • c. - cousin; circa; codicil
    • ca. - circa
    • capt. - captain; captured; captivity
    • CAR - National Society, Children of the American Revolution
    • catal. - catalogue
    • cath. - cathedral
    • CC - County Clerk; county court, county commissioner; company commander
    • CCP - Court of Common Pleas
    • CDA - Colonial Dames of America
    • CDIB - Certified Degree of Indian Blood
    • cem. - cemetery
    • cen. or cens. - census
    • cent. - century
    • cer. or cert. - certificate
    • cf. - confer
    • CG - Certified Genealogist
    • CH - Court House
    • ch. - child; children; church; chief, chaplain
    • chan. - chancery
    • chldn. or chn. - children
    • ch/o - child of
    • chr. or chris.- christened
    • cir. - circa
    • civ. - civil
    • CJ - County Judge
    • clk. - clerk
    • cod. - codicil
    • CO - commanding officer; Colonial Office
    • co. - county; company
    • C of A - Coat of Arms
    • col. - colony; colonel
    • coll. - college; collections
    • com. - commissioner; commander; commentary; committee; common; commoner; communicate
    • comm. - commissioners
    • comp. - company
    • confer. - conferred
    • conject. - conjecture
    • cont. - continued
    • contr. - contract
    • corp. - corporal
    • couns. - counsellor
    • cous. - cousin
    • coven. - covenant
    • c.r. - church report
    • CRA - Church Records Archives
    • crspd. - correspond; correspondence
    • c.s. - copy signed
    • CSA - Confederate States of America
    • csn. - cousin; cousins
    • ct. - court; citation; county
    • CW - Civil War; church warden

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    • d. - died; death; daughter
    • DA - District Attorney
    • da. - daughter; day
    • DAB - Dictionary of American Biography
    • DAC - National Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists
    • DAR - Daughters of the American Revolution
    • dau. or daugr - daughter
    • dau-i-l - daughter-in-law
    • daus. - daughters
    • DAV - Disabled American Veterans
    • DB - Domesday Book
    • DC - District of Columbia; Deputy Clerk; Deputy County Clerk
    • DCG - Descendants of Colonial Governors
    • d. & coh. - daughter and coheiress
    • d'd. - deceased
    • dea or deac. - deacon
    • dec. or dec'd - deceased
    • decis. - decision
    • degr. - degree
    • dep. - deputy; depot
    • dept. - department
    • desc. - descendant
    • DFPA - Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America
    • devis. - devised
    • d. & h. - daughter and heiress
    • dil. - daughter-in-law
    • dio. - diocese
    • dis. - discharge
    • discip. - discipline
    • dist. - district
    • div. - division; divided; divorced; divinity
    • d/o - daughter of
    • do. - ditto
    • doc or docum. - document
    • dom. - domestic
    • dpl. - death place
    • DR - Daughter of the Revolution; Diocesan Registry
    • dr. - doctor; dram
    • d.s. - document signed; died single
    • ds. - deaths; daughters
    • dsct. - descendant
    • d.s.p. - [Latin] descessit sine parole; died without issue
    • d.s.p.m. - [Latin] descessit sine parole mascula; died without male issue
    • dt. - date
    • dto. - ditto
    • dtr. - daughter
    • dt's. - delirium tremens
    • dum. or d. um. - died unmarried
    • DVR - Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge
    • d.y. - died young

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    • E. - East or eastern
    • easi. - easily
    • ecux. - executrix; a female executor
    • E.D. - Enumeration District
    • ed. - edited; edition; editor
    • educ. - education; educated
    • Eng. - England
    • eno. - enough
    • ens. - ensign
    • ensu. - ensuing
    • est. - estate;established
    • establ. - establishment
    • estd. - estimated
    • etc. - [Latin] etcetera; and so forth
    • et. vir. - and husband
    • exc. - except; excellency; excepted; exchange
    • exec. or exor. or exr. - executor
    • exox. - executrix
    • exs. - executors
    • exx. - executrix

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    • f. - father; female; folio; feast; feet; farm; following
    • fa. - father
    • F.A. - Field Artillery
    • fam. - family; families
    • FARC - Federal Archives and Records Centers (branches of the National Archives
    • FASG - Fellow American Society of Genealogists
    • father-in-l - father-in-law
    • F.B. - Family Bible
    • f.e. - for example
    • ff. - following (pages)
    • FF's - First Families
    • FFV - First Families of Virginia
    • FGRA - Family Group Record Archives
    • FGS - Federation of Genealogical Societies
    • FHC - Family History Center
    • FHL - Family History Library
    • fidel. - fidelity
    • fil. or f.inl- father-in-law
    • f.m. - free mulatto
    • f.n. - free negro
    • foll. - following; followed
    • FR - Family Registry
    • freem. - freeman; freemen
    • ft. - foot; fort

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    • g. - grand; great
    • GAR - Grand Army of the Republic
    • G.B. - Great Britain
    • gch. - grandchildren
    • gdn. - guardian
    • GEDCOM - GEnealogical Data COMmunication
    • GH - Genelaogical Helper
    • giv. - given; giving
    • GLC - Genealogical Library Catalog
    • GLO - General Land Office
    • gm. - grandmother
    • godf. - godfather
    • godm. - godmother
    • gp. - grandparents
    • GPAI - Genealogical Periodical Annual Index
    • gr. - grand; great; grant; graduate
    • g.r. - grave record
    • grf. - grandfather
    • grmo. - grandmother
    • grs. - grandson
    • g.s. - grave stone
    • GSW 1812 - General Society of the War of 1812
    • Gt. Br. - Great Britain
    • gt. gr. - great grand
    • GTT - Gone to Texas

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    • h. - husband; heir; heiress
    • hdgrs. - headquarters
    • HEIC - Honourable East India Comapny
    • her. - heraldry
    • hers. - herself
    • HM - His or Her Majesty
    • HMS - Her (or His) Majesty's Service or Ship
    • hims. - himself
    • Hist. - History
    • hist. - historian
    • hon. - honorable
    • hon. dis. - honorably discharged
    • honor. - honorary
    • honora. - honorably
    • HSA - Huguenot Society of America
    • hund. - hundred
    • hus. - husband

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    • ibid. - [Latin] ibidem; same (reference)
    • IGI - International Genealogical Index
    • ign. - ignorant
    • illus. - illustrated
    • imp. - importation
    • inc. - incorporated; incomplete
    • incl. - included; inclusive
    • Ind. - Indians
    • IND.S.C. - Indian Survivors' Certificates
    • Ind. T. or Ind. Ter.- Indian Territory
    • Ind. W.C. - Indian Widow's Certificate
    • inf. - infant; infantry; informed
    • info. - information
    • inh. - inherited
    • inhab. - inhabitant
    • inq. - inquiry
    • ins. - insert
    • inst. - institute; institution
    • int. - intentions; interested; interred
    • inv. orinvt. - inventory

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    • JA - Judge Advocate
    • JNH - Journal of Negro History
    • JP - Justice of the Peace
    • Jr. - Junior
    • jud or judic. - judicial; judicious
    • junr. - junior
    • jur. - [Latin] jurat; certification that a document was written by the person who signed it
    • k. - killed; king
    • kn. - known
    • knt. or kt. - knight
    • KRRNY - King's Royal Regiment of New York

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    • l. - license; law
    • labr. - laborer
    • Lat. - Latin
    • lb. - pound
    • LBC - Letter Book Copy
    • LC - Library of Congress
    • ld. - land
    • ldr. - leader
    • LDS - Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    • l.e. - local elder in a church
    • lib. - library
    • lic. - license
    • lieut. - lieutenant
    • li. or liv. - lived; living
    • liv. abt. - lived about
    • ll. - lines
    • lnd. - land
    • l.p. - local preacher
    • ltd. - limited

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    • m. - month; male; mother; married; marriage
    • m/1, m/2 - married first, married second, etc.
    • mag. - magistrate
    • maj. - major
    • mak. - making
    • mat. - maternal
    • m.bn. - marriage banns
    • MCA - Microfilm Corporation of America
    • MCC - Microfilm Card Catalog
    • MCD - Municipal Civil District
    • MD - Doctor of Medicine; Middle Dutch
    • md. - married
    • mem. - member; membership; memorials; memoir
    • ment. - mentioned
    • messrs. - plural of mister
    • Mex. S.C. - Mexican Survivors' Certificates
    • Mex. S.O. - Mexcian Survivorr's Originals
    • Mex. W.C. - Mexican Widows' Certificate
    • MG - Minister of the Gospel
    • m.h. - meeting house
    • MGH - Middle High German
    • m.i. - monument inscription
    • mi. - mile; miles
    • MIA - Missing in Action
    • mil or milit. - military
    • min. - minister
    • m-in-l - mother-in-law
    • MLG - Middle Low German
    • MLW - Military Land Warrant
    • MM - abbreviation for Monthly Meeting of Society of Friends (Quakers)
    • m.o. - mustered out
    • mo. - mother; month
    • mors. - death; corpse
    • mov. - moved
    • MQ - Mayflower Quarterly
    • Mr. - Mister
    • Mrs. - Mistress
    • ms. - manuscript
    • mss. - manuscripts
    • mtg. - meeting; mortgage
    • mvd. - moved
    • my/d - my daughter

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    • N. - Negro; North
    • n. - nephew; name
    • NA - National Archives in Washington, D.C.; Native American
    • na. - naturalized
    • NARS - National Archives and Record Service
    • nam. - named
    • nat. - [Latin] natus; birth; son; offspring
    • n.d. - no date
    • N.E. - New England; North Eeast
    • NEH - National Endowment for the Humanities
    • NEHGS - New England Historic Genealogical Society
    • neph. - nephew
    • neph-i-l - nephew-in-law
    • nfi - no further information
    • nfk - nothing further known
    • NGS - National Genealogical Society
    • NHPRC - National Historical Publications and Records Commission
    • nm. - name
    • nmed. - named
    • not. - noted
    • NP - Notary Public
    • n.p. - no place
    • nr. - none recorded; not recorded; naturalized
    • NS - New Style calendar; Nova Scotia
    • NSCDA - National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
    • NSDAR - National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
    • NUCMC - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Colletions
    • nunc. - nuncupative
    • N.W. - North West
    • NWC - Navy Widow's Certificate
    • NW. Terr. - North West Territory
    • n.x.n. - no christian name

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    • o. - oath
    • O.B. - Order Book
    • ob. - obiit
    • obit. - obituary
    • o.c. - only child
    • O.E. - Old England; Old English
    • offor offic. - official
    • oft. - often
    • OM - Organized Militia
    • o.p. - out of print
    • ord. - ordained; ordinance; order; ordinary
    • org. - organization
    • orig. - origin; original
    • OS - Old Style calendar
    • o.t.p. - of this parish

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    • p. - page; per; populus; parentage; parents; pence
    • p.a. - power of attorney
    • pam. - pamphlet
    • par. - parish; parent; parents
    • pat. - patent; patented; paternal
    • pchd. - purchased
    • PE - Presiding Elder
    • peo. - people
    • perh. - perhaps
    • petitn. or petn. - petition
    • petr. - petitioner
    • ph. - parish
    • PI - Preliminary Inventories
    • pion. - pioneer
    • PJP - Probate Judge of the Peace
    • PLB - Poor Law Board
    • plt. - plantiff
    • P.M. - Post Meridiem; afternoon; Post Mortem; after death; Police magistrate
    • P.O. - Post Office
    • POA - Power of Attorney
    • POE - Port of Entry
    • pp. - pages
    • PPA - per power of Attorney
    • pr. - proved; probated
    • p.r. - parish record
    • preced. - preceding
    • PRO - Public Record Office
    • pro. - probate; proved
    • prob. - probable; probably
    • prop. - property
    • propr. - proprietor(s)
    • provis. - provision
    • pt. - point; port; petition; pint
    • ptf. - plaintiff
    • pub. - public; published; publisher; publication
    • pvt. - private
    • pymt. - payment

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    • q. - [Latin] quarto; oversize book
    • q.y. - query
    • r. - rector; rex; rejected; river; road
    • R. - Range; Rabbi; River; Road
    • rat. - rated
    • R.C. - Roman Catholic
    • rcdr. - recorder
    • rcpt. - receipt
    • RD - release of dower rights
    • re. - regarding
    • rec. - record
    • reg. - register
    • Reg. Gen. - Registrar General
    • rel. - relative
    • reld. - relieved
    • rel-i-l - relative-in-law
    • ren. - renunciation
    • rep. - report; representative; reprint; reprinted
    • repl. - replaced; replacement
    • repud. - repudiated
    • res. - research; residence; resides
    • respectiv. - respectively
    • ret. - retired
    • Rev. - Reverend; Revolutionary War
    • Rev. War - Revolutionary War
    • RG - Registered Genealogist
    • rgstr. - registrar
    • RIP - [Latin] requiescat in pace; rest in peace
    • rinq. - relinquished
    • Rom. - Roman
    • RR - railroad

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    • s. - son(s)/ soldier; survivor; spinster; successor; shilling
    • s. and h. - son and heir
    • SAR - Sons of the American Revolution
    • SASE - self-addressed stamped envelope
    • SCV - Sons of Confederate Veterans
    • s'd - said [found in legal documents]
    • scatt. - scattering; scattered
    • SDA - Seventh Day Adventists
    • S.E. - southeast
    • sec. - second; secretary; section; sector; security
    • serg. - sergeant
    • serv. - service; servant
    • sett. - settlers; settler
    • sev. - several
    • sh. - share; ship
    • sil - son-in-law
    • sin. - [Latin] sine; without
    • sis. - sister
    • sn. - [Latin] sine; without
    • s/o - son of
    • SO - Survivors' Originals
    • soc. - society; societies
    • s.p. - [Latin] sine prole; without offspring
    • s.p.l. - [Latin] sine prole legitima; without legitimate offspring
    • s.p.m. - [Latin] sine prole mascula; without male offspring
    • spell. - spelling; spelled
    • spr. - sponsor
    • sr. - senior
    • srnms. - surnames
    • st. - saint; street
    • sup. - supply; superior
    • supt. - superintendent
    • surg. - surgeon
    • SUV - Sons of Union Veterans
    • sw. - swear; sworn
    • syl.- syllable

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    • T. - Township
    • tak. - taken
    • terr. - territory
    • test. - testament
    • tho. - though
    • thot. - thought
    • thro. - through
    • TIB - Temple (Records) Index Bureau
    • tn. - town; township
    • top. - topographical
    • Tp. - Township
    • t.p. - title page
    • t.p.m. - title page mutilated
    • t.p.w. - title page wanting
    • tr. - troop; translated; translation
    • transcr. - transcribed
    • transl. - translation
    • treas. - treasurer
    • TRIB - Temple Records Index Bureau
    • TVA - Tennessee Valley Authority
    • twn. - town
    • twp. - township
    • ty. - territory

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    • UDC - United Daughters of the Confederacy
    • U.K. - United Kingdom
    • unasgd. - unassigned
    • unc. - uncle
    • unit. - uniting; united
    • unk. - unknown
    • unm. - unmarried
    • unorg. - unorganized
    • USCG - United States Coast Guard
    • USCT - United States Colored Troops
    • USMC - United States Marine Corps
    • USN - United States Navy
    • USWPA - United States Works Progress Administration

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    • v.a. - [Latin] vixit annos; (s)he lived (a certain number) years
    • var. - various; variation; variant
    • VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • VIP - Very Important Person
    • Vis. or Visc. - Viscount; Viscountess
    • vit. - vital
    • viz. - [Latin] videlicet; namely
    • V.L. - Vulgar Latin
    • vols. - volunteers; volumes
    • v.r. - vital records
    • vs. - versus
    • v.s. - vital statistics

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    • w. - wife; will; west; widow
    • wag. - wagoner
    • W.B. - Will Book
    • W.D. - War Department
    • w.d. - will dated
    • wd. - widow; ward
    • wf/o - wife of
    • wh. - who; which
    • wit. - witness
    • wk(s). - week(s)
    • wnt. - wants
    • W.O. - Widow's Originals
    • w/o - wife of
    • W.O. - Warrant Officer
    • w.p. - will probated; will proved
    • WPA - Works Progress Administration
    • WRHS - Western Reserve Historical Society
    • W.S. - Writer to the Signet
    • wtn. - witness
    • ww. - widow
    • ww/o - widow of
    • wwr. - widower

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    • X - a mark made by a person instead of a signature; Christ; Christian
    • x ch. - exchange
    • Xn. - Christian
    • Xnty. - Christianity
    • Xped. - Christened
    • Xr. - Christian
    • Xt. - Christ
    • Xtian. - Christian
    • Xty. - Christianity
    • y. - year
    • yd. - graveyard
    • yr. - year; younger; your

     
     
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