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The [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] uses the following types of abbreviations in catalog entries:
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The [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] uses the following types of abbreviations in catalog entries:  
* Locations
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* Collections
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== Locations ==
* Shelves
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==Locations==
 
 
{|
 
{|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Abbreviation'''
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| '''Abbreviation'''  
 
| '''Location'''
 
| '''Location'''
 
|-
 
|-
| FHL
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| FHL  
| Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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| [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] (35 N. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah)
 
|-
 
|-
| JSMB
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| JSMB  
 
| Joseph Smith Memorial Building (Salt Lake City, Utah)
 
| Joseph Smith Memorial Building (Salt Lake City, Utah)
 
|-
 
|-
| VAULT
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| VAULT  
| Granite Mountain Records Vault (Utah)
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| Granite Mountain Records Vault (Utah). Vault films and fiche can be ordered at [[Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche from a Family History Center|Family History Centers]].
 
|}
 
|}
  
== Collections ==
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== Collections ==
  
 
{|
 
{|
 
|-
 
|-
| '''Abbreviation'''
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| '''Abbreviation'''  
 
| '''Collection'''
 
| '''Collection'''
 
|-
 
|-
| ARC
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| ARC  
 
| Automated Resource Center (no longer used, see CD-ROM below)
 
| Automated Resource Center (no longer used, see CD-ROM below)
 
|-
 
|-
| BRITISH
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| BRITISH  
 
| British (Family History Library, B2)
 
| British (Family History Library, B2)
 
|-
 
|-
| ES
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| ES  
 
| Extra Surveillance
 
| Extra Surveillance
 
|-
 
|-
| FHD
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| FAM HIST
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| Family History (Family History Library, Main Floor)
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|-
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| FHD  
 
| Family History Department
 
| Family History Department
 
|-
 
|-
| INTL
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| INTL  
 
| International (Family History Library, B1)
 
| International (Family History Library, B1)
 
|-
 
|-
| RESTRICT
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| RESTRICT  
 
| Restricted (Family History Library, Access Services Window)
 
| Restricted (Family History Library, Access Services Window)
 
|-
 
|-
| SPECIAL
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| SPECIAL  
| Special Collections (Family History Library, B1 access services window for books; Special Collections room on B2 for films)
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| Special Collections (Family History Library, '''books:''' B1 access services window; '''films:''' B2 Special Collections room)
 
|-
 
|-
| TEMPLE
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| TEMPLE  
 
| Temple Services
 
| Temple Services
 
|-
 
|-
| US/CAN
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| US/CAN  
| United States and Canada (Family History Library, main floor and second floor)
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| United States and Canada (Family History Library,&nbsp;2nd Floor and&nbsp;3rd Floor)
 
|}
 
|}
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== Shelves  ==
 
== Shelves  ==
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| '''Shelf'''
 
| '''Shelf'''
 
|-
 
|-
| Access Window <br>
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| Access Window  
| Access Services Window<br><br>
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| Access Services Window
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Atlas Stand  
 
| Atlas Stand  
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| Book
 
| Book
 
|-
 
|-
| CD-ROM<br><br>
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| CD-ROM  
| CD-ROM<br>
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| CD-ROM (compact disc)&nbsp;
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Census Area  
 
| Census Area  
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| Directories  
 
| Directories  
 
| Directories Storage
 
| Directories Storage
|-
 
| Fam Hist Book <br>
 
| Family History Book<br><br>
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Fiche  
 
| Fiche  
| Fiche
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| FHL Microfiche cabinets. Can also be ordered at [[Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche from a Family History Center|Family History Centers]].
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Film  
 
| Film  
| Film
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| FHL Microfilm cabinets. Can also be ordered at [[Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche from a Family History Center|Family History Centers]].
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Floppy Disc  
 
| Floppy Disc  
| Floppy Disc (no longer used)<br>
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| Floppy Disc (no longer used)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Folio Storage  
 
| Folio Storage  
| Folio Storage
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| Folio Storage (extremely oversized bookshelf)&nbsp;
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Large Q Book  
 
| Large Q Book  
| Large Q Book
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| Large Q Book (oversized bookshelf)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Large Q Ref  
 
| Large Q Ref  
| Large Q Reference
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| Large Q Reference (oversized reference bookshelf)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Lg Q Ref 2nd  
 
| Lg Q Ref 2nd  
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|-
 
|-
 
| Lib Att Win  
 
| Lib Att Win  
| Library Attendants' Window (now Access Services)<br>
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| Library Attendants' Window (now Access Services)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Map Case  
 
| Map Case  
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|-
 
|-
 
| Pedigree File  
 
| Pedigree File  
| Pedigree Chart File
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| Pedigree Chart File (FHL 3rd Floor)&nbsp;
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Q Storage  
 
| Q Storage  
| Q Book Storage
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| Q Book Storage (oversized). Can be ordered at B1 Floor,&nbsp;Access Services Window.&nbsp;
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Reference  
 
| Reference  
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|-
 
|-
 
| Book Storage  
 
| Book Storage  
| Regular Book Storage
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| Regular Book Storage.&nbsp;Can be ordered at B1 Floor, Access Services Window.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Telephone Bks  
 
| Telephone Bks  
| Telephone Books
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| Telephone Books.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Video  
 
| Video  
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|-
 
|-
 
| Vertical File  
 
| Vertical File  
| Vertical File
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| Vertical File cabinet
 
|-
 
|-
 
| X Large Folio  
 
| X Large Folio  
| X Large Folio
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| X Large Folio (super oversize bookshelf)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| XL F Ref  
 
| XL F Ref  
| X Large Folio Reference
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| X Large Folio Reference (super oversize reference bookshelf)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| XL F Ref 2nd  
 
| XL F Ref 2nd  
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|}
 
|}
  
[[Category:Family_History_Library_Catalog|Family_History_Library_Catalog]]
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== Descriptive&nbsp;  ==
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{|
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|-
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| width="120" | '''Abbreviation'''
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| '''Meaning'''
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|-
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|
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|
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|-
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| b.
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| born
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|-
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| c''[year]''
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| copyright ''[year]'' (with a&nbsp;? the year is estimated)
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|-
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| col.
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| color
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|-
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| cm.
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| centimeters
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|-
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| ed.
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| edition (or editor)
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|-
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| facsims.
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| facsimilies
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|-
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| geneal.
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| genealogical
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|-
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| ill.
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| illustrations
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|-
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| ISBN
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| International Standard Book Number
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|-
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| ISSN
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| International Standard Serial Number
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|-
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| mm.
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| millimeters
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|-
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| no.
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| number
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|-
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| N.p.
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| no publication place cited, and/or no publisher cited
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|-
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| p.
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| page
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|-
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| ports.
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| portraits
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|-
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| rev
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| revised
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|-
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| RG
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| record group at an archive
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|-
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| S.l.
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| no publication place cited
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|-
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| s.n.
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| no publisher cited
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|-
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| Stmnt.Resp.
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| Statement of Responsibility
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|-
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| v.
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| volumes
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[[Category:FamilySearch_Catalog]]

Latest revision as of 18:21, 25 July 2014

The FamilySearch Catalog uses the following types of abbreviations in catalog entries:

Contents

Locations

Abbreviation Location
FHL Family History Library (35 N. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah)
JSMB Joseph Smith Memorial Building (Salt Lake City, Utah)
VAULT Granite Mountain Records Vault (Utah). Vault films and fiche can be ordered at Family History Centers.


Collections

Abbreviation Collection
ARC Automated Resource Center (no longer used, see CD-ROM below)
BRITISH British (Family History Library, B2)
ES Extra Surveillance
FAM HIST Family History (Family History Library, Main Floor)
FHD Family History Department
INTL International (Family History Library, B1)
RESTRICT Restricted (Family History Library, Access Services Window)
SPECIAL Special Collections (Family History Library, books: B1 access services window; films: B2 Special Collections room)
TEMPLE Temple Services
US/CAN United States and Canada (Family History Library, 2nd Floor and 3rd Floor)


Shelves

Abbreviation Shelf
Access Window Access Services Window
Atlas Stand Atlas Stand
Audio Audio
Book Book
CD-ROM CD-ROM (compact disc) 
Census Area Census Area
Civil Reg Civil Registration Fiche
Compact Disc Compact Disc
Directories Directories Storage
Fiche FHL Microfiche cabinets. Can also be ordered at Family History Centers.
Film FHL Microfilm cabinets. Can also be ordered at Family History Centers.
Floppy Disc Floppy Disc (no longer used)
Folio Storage Folio Storage (extremely oversized bookshelf) 
Large Q Book Large Q Book (oversized bookshelf)
Large Q Ref Large Q Reference (oversized reference bookshelf)
Lg Q Ref 2nd Large Q Reference, 2nd Floor
Lg Q Ref Main Large Q Reference, Main Floor
Lib Att Win Library Attendants' Window (now Access Services)
Map Case Map Case
Map File Map File
Pedigree File Pedigree Chart File (FHL 3rd Floor) 
Q Storage Q Book Storage (oversized). Can be ordered at B1 Floor, Access Services Window. 
Reference Reference
Ref 2nd Reference, 2nd Floor
Ref Main Reference, Main Floor
Reg Table Register Table
Book Storage Regular Book Storage. Can be ordered at B1 Floor, Access Services Window.
Telephone Bks Telephone Books.
Video Video
Vertical File Vertical File cabinet
X Large Folio X Large Folio (super oversize bookshelf)
XL F Ref X Large Folio Reference (super oversize reference bookshelf)
XL F Ref 2nd X Large Folio Reference, 2nd Floor
XL F Ref Main X Large Folio Reference, Main Floor


Descriptive 

Abbreviation Meaning
b. born
c[year] copyright [year] (with a ? the year is estimated)
col. color
cm. centimeters
ed. edition (or editor)
facsims. facsimilies
geneal. genealogical
ill. illustrations
ISBN International Standard Book Number
ISSN International Standard Serial Number
mm. millimeters
no. number
N.p. no publication place cited, and/or no publisher cited
p. page
ports. portraits
rev revised
RG record group at an archive
S.l. no publication place cited
s.n. no publisher cited
Stmnt.Resp. Statement of Responsibility
v. volumes



 

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