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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started, Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skillbuilding, Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies, Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording, Methodology - Part 5: How To Prove It, and Methodology - Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice by Louise St Denis, Brenda Dougall Merriman and Dr. Penelope Christensen. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).
Abbreviations and Latin Words
G to Mgr
Note: Latin words are in italics
|| Girl; information from gravestone|
|| Grand Army of the Republic|
|| General; Genealogy|
| Gen Mag
|| Genealogists' Magazine (Society of Genealogists, England)|
|| Great grandfather|
|| Guildhall Library (City of London's archives)|
|| Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes|
|| Guildhall Library (City of London's archives)|
|| Greater London|
|| Greater London Council|
|| Greater London Record Office (now the London Metropolitan Archives)|
|| Guineas (21 shillings)|
|| Guild of One-Name Studies = those researching all occurrences of a particular surname|
|| Genealogical Publishing Company (USA)|
|| Genealogical Proof Standard|
|| Genealogical Research Directory|
|| Genealogical Research Institute of New Zealand (and credential)|
|| General Register Office|
|| General Register Office of Scotland|
|| Genealogical Record Searcher (Canada)|
|| Genealogical Society of Utah, the arm of the LDS church that does microfilming|
|| Greater Manchester|
|| Heir; Husband|
|| Haut-Canada (Upper Canada = Ontario)|
|| Honourable East India Company (Service)|
| Hist MSS
|| Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts Comm|
|| Hand loom weaver|
|| Harness maker|
|| Her Majesty's Stationery Office (Government Printer)|
|| Home Office|
|| (army/navy officer on) Half Pay|
| hr. ap.
|| Heir apparent|
| hr. pr.
|| Heir presumptive|
|| High School|
|| Historical Society of Pennsylvania|
|| Id est = that is|
|| Iure ux(oris) = inherited by the right of his wife|
|| Indentured Apprentice|
|| Indemnity Bond|
|| Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Alabama)|
|| International Genealogical Index|
|| Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, in Canterbury, England|
| il., illeg.
|| In Memory of|
|| Firstly, first of all, especially|
|| Incumbent (minister)|
|| Of independent means; Independent (chapel)|
|| Inquisition; Inquest|
|| Instant = the present month|
| Int. Dec.
|| Interlocutory decree|
|| Inventory of deceased's effects|
|| India Office Library (now Oriental and India Office Collection at the British Library)|
|| Isle of Man|
|| International Order of Oddfellows |
|| Isle of Wight|
|| Ile-du-Prince-Eduard (Prince Edward Island)|
|| Inquisition Post Mortem|
|| Inland Revenue|
|| International Reply Coupon|
|| International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (Utah)|
|| International Standard Book Number|
|| International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (formerly Council of Genealogy Columnists|
|| International Standard Serial Number (magazines) |
|| Also, likewise|
|| [living] in this parish (Scottish) |
| John Co.
|| Nickname for H.E.I.C. (Honourable East India Company)|
|| Justice of the Peace (magistrate)|
| Jr. or jr.
|| (after a name) Junior|
| K of P
|| Knights of Pythias|
|| Killed in action|
| kt., knt.
| L or lic.
| L Th
|| Licentiate of Theology|
|| Library and Archives Canada|
|| Lower Canada (now Quebec)|
|| Lutheran Church of America|
|| Lawful daughter|
|| Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who run the FSCs|
|| Local Government|
|| Local Government Board|
|| Licentiate in Heraldry and Genealogy (IHGS, Canterbury)|
| Liber, libro
|| Book, volume|
| Lic Gen
|| Licentiate in Genealogy|
| Ll D
|| Doctor of Laws|
|| London Metropolitan Archives|
|| Legitimatus per rescriptum principis = legitimate by subsequent marriage|
|| Loctus sigilli = the place of the seal [after a signature on a will]|
|| Lawful son|
| Lt, lieut
|| Lawful wife|
|| Maker, as in shoe maker; Male; Man; Marriage register|
| M1, m2, etc.
|| 1st marriage, 2nd marriage, etc.|
| m. dis.
|| Marriage dissolved (divorced)|
|| Master of Arts, Doctor of Divinity; nowadays also Mothers Against Drunk Drivers|
| Man. Dir.
|| Managing Director|
|| Female witness or sponsor at baptism (French Canadian)|
|| A kind of index at the side of entries in a book, perhaps surname only, often in bold type |
|| Marriage Certificate|
|| Methodist Episcopal Church|
|| Maitre Genealogiste Agree (Quebec Certificate)|
|| Major General|
Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online courses Methodology - Part 1: Getting Started, Methodology - Part 2: Organizing and Skillbuilding, Methodology - Part 3: More Strategies, Methodology - Part 4: Effective Searching and Recording, Methodology - Part 5: How To Prove It, and Methodology - Part 6: Professional Preparation and Practice offered by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. To learn more about these courses or other courses available from the Institute, see our website. We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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