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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

g
Girl; information from gravestone
GAR
Grand Army of the Republic
GdDL
Granddaughter-in-law
GdFL
Grandfather-in-law
gdn
Guardian
GdSL
Grandson-in-law
Gen
General; Genealogy
Gen Mag
Genealogists' Magazine (Society of Genealogists, England)
gent
Gentleman
Gf(r)
Grandfather
Gfa
Grandfather
ggfr
Great grandfather
GHL
Guildhall Library (City of London's archives)
GIM
Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes
GL
Guildhall Library (City of London's archives)
GL
Greater London
GLC
Greater London Council
GLRO
Greater London Record Office (now the London Metropolitan Archives)
Gm(a)
Grandmother
gn(s)
Guineas (21 shillings)
GOONS
Guild of One-Name Studies = those researching all occurrences of a particular surname
GPC
Genealogical Publishing Company (USA)
GPS
Genealogical Proof Standard
GraC
Grandchild
GraD
Granddaughter
GraF
Grandfather
GraM
Grandmother
GraS
Grandson
GRD
Genealogical Research Directory
GRINZ
Genealogical Research Institute of New Zealand (and credential)
Grm
Grandmother
GrML
Grandmother-in-law
GRO
General Register Office
GRO(S)
General Register Office of Scotland
GRS(C)
Genealogical Record Searcher (Canada)
GSU
Genealogical Society of Utah, the arm of the LDS church that does microfilming
gt
Great
GtM
Greater Manchester
h.
Heir; Husband
Hants
Hampshire
HC
Haut-Canada (Upper Canada = Ontario)
HEIC(S)
Honourable East India Company (Service)
Hist MSS
Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts Comm
HLW
Hand loom weaver
Hmaker
Harness maker
HMSO
Her Majesty's Stationery Office (Government Printer)
HO
Home Office
HP
(army/navy officer on) Half Pay
hr
Hire(d)
hr. ap.
Heir apparent
hr. pr.
Heir presumptive
HS
High School
hse
House
HSP
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Hwy
Highway
i.e.
Id est = that is
i.u.
Iure ux(oris) = inherited by the right of his wife
IA
Indentured Apprentice
IB
Indemnity Bond
IGHR
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Alabama)
IGI
International Genealogical Index
IHGS
Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, in Canterbury, England
il., illeg.
Illegitimate
imo
In Memory of
Imprimis
Firstly, first of all, especially
Inc(l)
Including
inc.
Incumbent (minister)
Ind.
Of independent means; Independent (chapel)
Inf
Infantry
inf
Infant
inh.
Inherited
inq
Inquisition; Inquest
inst
Instant = the present month
int
Intention
Int. Dec.
Interlocutory decree
Inv.
Inventory of deceased's effects
IOL
India Office Library (now Oriental and India Office Collection at the British Library)
IoM
Isle of Man
IOOF
International Order of Oddfellows
IoW
Isle of Wight
IP
Ile-du-Prince-Eduard (Prince Edward Island)
IPM
Inquisition Post Mortem
IR
Inland Revenue
IRC
International Reply Coupon
ISBGFH
International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (Utah)
ISBN
International Standard Book Number
ISFHWE
International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (formerly Council of Genealogy Columnists
ISSN
International Standard Serial Number (magazines)
Issue
Child(ren)
Item
Also, likewise
itp
[living] in this parish (Scottish)
J.
Journeyman
John Co.
Nickname for H.E.I.C. (Honourable East India Company)
JP
Justice of the Peace (magistrate)
Jr. or jr.
(after a name) Junior
Jrnl
Journal
k
Killed
K of P
Knights of Pythias
k.i.a.
Killed in action
kt., knt.
Knight
L or lic.
Licence
L Th
Licentiate of Theology
lab
Labourer
LAC
Library and Archives Canada
LC
Lower Canada (now Quebec)
LCA
Lutheran Church of America
ld
Lawful daughter
Ldld
Landlord
LDS
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who run the FSCs
LG
Local Government
LGB
Local Government Board
LHG
Licentiate in Heraldry and Genealogy (IHGS, Canterbury)
Liber, libro
Book, volume
Lic Gen
Licentiate in Genealogy
Ll D
Doctor of Laws
LMA
London Metropolitan Archives
lprp
Legitimatus per rescriptum principis = legitimate by subsequent marriage
LS
Loctus sigilli = the place of the seal [after a signature on a will]
ls
Lawful son
Lt, lieut
Lieutenant
Luth
Lutheran
lw
Lawful wife
m(a).
Married
m.
Maker, as in shoe maker; Male; Man; Marriage register
M1, m2, etc.
1st marriage, 2nd marriage, etc.
m. dis.
Marriage dissolved (divorced)
m/f
Microfilm
MADD
Master of Arts, Doctor of Divinity; nowadays also Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
Maj
Major
Man
Manitoba
Man. Dir.
Managing Director
Mar
Female witness or sponsor at baptism (French Canadian)
Margined
A kind of index at the side of entries in a book, perhaps surname only, often in bold type
MC
Marriage Certificate
MEC
Methodist Episcopal Church
mem.
Membrane
Meth
Methodist
mfr.
Manufacturer
MGA
Maitre Genealogiste Agree (Quebec Certificate)
Mgen
Major General
mgr
Manager



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