What Does That Mean?

 

In this section you will find a large, if incomplete, listing of those baffling symbols and terms we run across in genealogy. This list will remain a work in progress, so if you have any symbols or terms which are not listed here, we would love to include them. You can email Rhonda with any additions.

 

Marilyn M. says:
On many old tombstones you will find the wording, "Jane Doe, consort of John Doe." This indicates that John was still alive at the time Jane died. If the stone reads "Jane Doe, relict of John Doe," this indicates that Jane's husband was already deceased at the time she died.
Abbreviations

A-K Organizations
L-Z Organizations
Census & Soundex Abbreviations 
Miscellaneous Abbreviations 
Found After Names

Occupations
A | B | C  
D-E | F-G | H-L 
M-P
| Q-S | T-Z
Symbols

A-L
M-Z

Nicknames

A-C
D-G
H-L
M-Q
R-U
V-Z

Diseases

A-H
I-Z

Latin

Words, Phrases & Abbreviations

 

Please Note: Although we have tried to be diligent and verify the information contained in this section from a number of sources, we do make mistakes. Please confirm any definition or meaning for yourself before considering it "fact".

 

 


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