Abbreviations found in Genealogy writings. Please note: The use of periods and capitalization may not be consistent in all sources.
- Acronym Finder:
Look up 138,000+ acronyms/abbreviations and their meanings. A searchable database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.
- Ancestral Occupations (archaic):
Please do not limit yourself to this source for occupations; you may wish to check them out at your local library. If you have occupations that you would like to list here, please send us E-mail!
- Archiac Medical Terms:
When searching for relatives you'll need to get the entire "picture". "She took to her bed with Rag-Picker's Disease." will suddenly make sense to you.
- Blogs for Genealogy - Daily news, tips, and tutorials related to family history.
- Disease Names:
This set of terms is most often found on death certificates and is sometimes mentioned (without elaboration) in Ancesteral Charts.
- English Monarch's Reign:
Table of dates given in terms of the year of a monarch's reign.
- Genealogy Books Online:
searching for our ancestors by identifying and linking to the freely available digitized American biographies, genealogies and history books ... (website quote).
A glossary of unusual words found in wills etc., followed by what is understood to be the meaning.
- Heredity Societies:
Links To Hereditary Societies. (We're working on our own page as well.)
- Inflation Counter:
This "calculator" adjusts any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800 to 2007. (Don't use any commas in the numbers...) This is a good tool for estimating the value of all those items left to anyone by your ancstors. Enjoy!
Click on link below.
Scottish Dictionary - A "dictionary" of Scottish phrases and terms.
- Legal Terms (past/present):
Terms from Probate, from wills, land grants, deeds, adoptions, Social Security Records and many other sources. (a work-in-progress) Please visit again soon.
- LDS Batch Numbers:
Entries in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints International Genealogy Index - IGI © - come from two major sources of information: Individual Submissions and the Name Extraction Program.
- Map Room:
A listing of maps of historical value to Genealogists and Historians alike. If you have websites you would like to add, then please send E-mail.
A listing of modern and historic nicknames for first (given) names for both Male and Female.
- Personalities (Historical):
Thoughts for our time from History.
- Record symbols:
Symbols used in various records (click on ethnic background for information... more will be added as we find them) -
Genealogy RSS feeds - RSS is an abbreviation for "rich site summary" or "really simple syndication."
A chart used by courts and most genealogical societies for accurate listing of your kinfolk.
- Soundex Card Abbreviations:
A short list of common Soundex cards abbreviations in use today for Family relatives, Professions and Trades.
- Surname (Soundex) Coding:
To search for a name it is necessary to first determine its Soundex code. Every Soundex code consists of a letter and three numbers, for example S655...
- Table of Dates:
Converts the old English system of "year of monarch's reign' to year A.D..
- The War Room - North America:
A list of Wars, dates began, dates ended, and the areas involved 1500 to 1900 - for Genealogists and History Buffs. Contains links to informative websites.
- Translation Services:
From English to selected foreign langues and visa versa. Click on links below.
Alta Vista's Babel Fish Translation
Google Translation (page or phrase)