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Abbreviations and Acronyms

Commonly Used in Genealogy

a.acre or acres
A.G.Accredited Genealogist
A.k.a. also known as
Abt.About
Acct.account
Admr.Administrator, administratrix
Ads.Adversus; the opposite of versus
Ae, aetaged
Aft.After
Antebefore, prior to
APGAssociation of Professional Genealogists
ASGAmerican Society of Genealogists
Assn.Association
Atty.Attorney
b.born
b.p., b.pl.birthplace
B.L.Wt.Bounty Land Warrant
B.L.M.Bureau of Land Management
BCGBoard for Certification of Genealogists
Bef.before
Betw.Between
Bk.Book
Bp.Baptized
Bro.Brother
Bur.Buries
Ca.Circa (about)
CAILSCertified American Indian Lineage Specialist
Cem.Cemetery
Cert.Certificate, certified
CGCertified Genealogist
CGRSCertified Genealogical Records Specialist
Ch., ch.Church; children
Chr.Christened
Co.county, Company
d.died
D.B.deed book
d.s.p.died without issue (decessit sine prole)
d.y.Died young
DARDaughters of the American Revolution
Dau.Daughter
D/odaughter of
Decd.Deceased
Deft.Defendant
Dept.department
Desc.Descendant
Disch., dischd.Discharge; discharged
Dist.District
d.divorce ;division
d-m-yday, month, year
doditto, the same
doc.Document
est.estate; estimate
exec.Executor, executrix
f., fem.Female
f/ofather of
fa.Father
FASGFellow, American Society of Genealogist
ff.and following pages
FGSFederation of Genealogical Societies
FHLFamily History Library
Fn.Footnote
FNGSFellow, National Genealogical Society
FUGAFellow, Utah Genealogical association
g.s.Gravestone
GARGrand Army of the Republic
Gdn.Guardian
GJGenealogical Journal
Grdau.Granddaughter
Grdsn.Grandson
h., hus.Husband
h/ohusband of
IGIInternational Genealogical Index
Ind. Ter.Indian Territory
Inf., Inf.Infant; Infantry
Int.interstate ;interest
Inv.Inventory; invalid
J.P.Justice of the Peace
LCLibrary of Congress
LDSChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Lic.License
m.male, married, month, mother
M.G.Minister of the Gospel
M/OMother of
Mat.Maternal
Ms., mss.Manuscript; manuscripts
n.d.no date
n.f.r.No further record found
n.p.No place
n.publ.No publisher
N.S.New Style date
NARANational Archives and Records Administration
NEHGRNew England Historical and Genealogical Register
NEHGSNew England Historic Genealogical Society
NGSNational Genealogical Society
NGSQNational Genealogical Society Quarterly
Nr.Near
NSDARNational Society Daughters of the American Revolution
NYGBNew York Genealogical and Biographical Society
NYGBRNew York Genealogical and Biographical Society Record
O.S.Old style date
Obit.Obituary
P.A.power of attorney
Pat.Paternal; patent
Plt., pltf.Plaintiff
Poss.Possible, possibly
PRprobate record
Prob.Probable/probably; probate
Pub.Published
R.Range (land description)
R.G.Record Group
Rec.record
Rem.Removed
Res.Resides, residence
S.son
S/o son of
Sec.Section
Sic.Thus
Soc.Society
T.Township
TAGThe American Genealogist
TRtown record
Twp.Township
UGAUtah Genealogical Association
Unm.Unmarried
Unpub.Unpublished
V.R.vital records
V.S.Vital Statistics
Vs.versus (against)
w.wife
warrt.Warrant
w/owife of; without
wid.Widow; widower
yr.year

 

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