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Abbreviations and Acronyms: A Guide for Family Historians

Publisher: Ancestry

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 208 pages
Author: K. Sperry
Year: 2003
ISBN: 9781593310264
Other: bibliog
Publisher: Ancestry

Do your know what ARC, BIRDIE, DAMRUS, FIOA, GEDCOM, OVI or Xpofer mean? These and many other abbreviations, acronyms and initials are defined in this essential reference guide specifically designed for the family historian in this newly updated second edition of 'Abbreviations and Acronyms'.

All genealogists and historians encounter abbreviations and acronyms in the course of their work. But even the most experience researcher would be hard-pressed to know the meaning of all of them. In 'Abbreviations and Acronyms', the compiler presents an exceptionally detailed list of meaning, alphabetic symbols, initials, contraction, and shortenings of words - those that are found both in original records and in printed sources.

The listings, along with a brief explanation or description of each entry, are arranged alphabetically and appear just as they would in the original documents. For genealogists, historians, reference libraries, and others who often work with documents that contain abbreviations or acronyms, this work is an ideal reference source.

A-Z of Abbreviations and Acronyms
 - Symbols
 - Measurements
 - Numbers
 - Bibliography

Until the publication of Abbreviations and Acronyms, newcomers to genealogy, as well as experiences researchers, had no comprehensive guide to help them understand the thousands of abbreviations that are found in the documents, books, and periodicals they use. Sperry's use of every type of family history resource is clearly reflected in the comprehensive nature of this work. Anyone searching for facts about ancestors will want this book in their reference library. - Raymond S. Wright III, Professor, Brigham Young University

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