Monday, September 17, 2007

UK Genealogy Acronyms

UK Genealogy - Common Acronyms & Jargon: "Like any other specialty hobby, genealogy has a list of acronyms, shorthand phrases, jargon, and slang which can be confusing to the 'uninitiated'. Here are some of the more common ones for UK genealogy, their definitions, and some web-based resources for them."

If you can't find the term you're looking for on this web page, try these resources:

The A to Z of British Genealogical Research (The Emery Paper) - Abbreviations from GENUKI -

GenDocs - British Genealogy Abbreviations and Acronyms -

Family History Jargon -

British Counties, Parishes, etc. for Genealogists -
Explains the intricacies of the administrative areas of the United Kingdom. Provides the Chapman county codes and abbreviated nicknames for the ancient counties along with an explanation of regional names such as the Black Country and The Weald.


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