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| '''Abbreviation'''
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| '''Location'''
 
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'''Location'''
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| FHL
FHL
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| Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah)
 
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Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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| JSMB
JSMB
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| Joseph Smith Memorial Building (Salt Lake City, Utah)
 
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Joseph Smith Memorial Building (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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| VAULT
VAULT
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| Granite Mountain Records Vault (Utah)
 
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Granite Mountain Records Vault (Utah)
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== Collections ==
 
== Collections ==
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| '''Collection'''
 
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'''Collection'''
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| ARC
ARC
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| Automated Resource Center (no longer used, see CD-ROM below)
 
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Automated Resource Center (no longer used, see CD-ROM below)
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| BRITISH
BRITISH
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| British (Family History Library, B2)
 
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British (Family History Library, B2)
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| ES
ES
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| Extra Surveillance
 
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Extra Surveillance
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| FHD
FHD
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| Family History Department
 
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Family History Department
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| INTL
INTL
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| International (Family History Library, B1)
 
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International (Family History Library, B1)
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| RESTRICT
RESTRICT
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| Restricted (Family History Library, Access Services Window)
 
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Restricted (Family History Library, Access Services Window)
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| SPECIAL
SPECIAL
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| 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, B1 access services window for books; Special Collections room on B2 for films)
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| TEMPLE
TEMPLE
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| Temple Services
 
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Temple Services
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| US/CAN
US/CAN
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| United States and Canada (Family History Library, main floor and second floor)
 
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United States and Canada (Family History Library, main floor and second floor)
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== Shelves ==
 
== Shelves ==
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| Access Window <br>
 
| Access Window <br>
 
| Access Services Window<br><br>
 
| Access Services Window<br><br>
 
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| Atlas Stand
Atlas Stand
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| Atlas Stand
 
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Atlas Stand
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| Audio
Audio
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| Audio
 
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Audio
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| Book
Book
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| Book
 
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Book
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| CD-ROM<br><br>
 
| CD-ROM<br><br>
 
| CD-ROM<br>
 
| CD-ROM<br>
 
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| Census Area
Census Area
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| Census Area
 
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Census Area
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| Civil Reg
Civil Reg
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| Civil Registration Fiche
 
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Civil Registration Fiche
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| Compact Disc
Compact Disc
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| Compact Disc
 
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Compact Disc
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| Directories
Directories
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| Directories Storage
 
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Directories Storage
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| Fam Hist Book <br>
 
| Fam Hist Book <br>
 
| Family History Book<br><br>
 
| Family History Book<br><br>
 
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| Fiche
Fiche
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| Fiche
 
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Fiche
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| Film
Film
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| Film
 
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Film
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| Floppy Disc
Floppy Disc
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| Floppy Disc (no longer used)<br>
 
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Floppy Disc (no longer used)<br>
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| Folio Storage
Folio Storage
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| Folio Storage
 
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Folio Storage
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| Large Q Book
Large Q Book
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| Large Q Book
 
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Large Q Book
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| Large Q Ref
Large Q Ref
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| Large Q Reference
 
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Large Q Reference
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| Lg Q Ref 2nd
Lg Q Ref 2nd
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| Large Q Reference, 2nd Floor
 
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Large Q Reference, 2nd Floor
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| Lg Q Ref Main
Lg Q Ref Main
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| Large Q Reference, Main Floor
 
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Large Q Reference, Main Floor
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| Lib Att Win
Lib Att Win
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| Library Attendants' Window (now Access Services)<br>
 
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Library Attendants' Window (now Access Services)<br>
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| Map Case
Map Case
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| Map Case
 
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Map Case
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| Map File
Map File
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| Map File
 
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Map File
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| Pedigree File
Pedigree File
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| Pedigree Chart File
 
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Pedigree Chart File
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| Q Storage
Q Storage
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| Q Book Storage
 
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Q Book Storage
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| Reference
Reference
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| Reference
 
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Reference
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| Ref 2nd
Ref 2nd
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| Reference, 2nd Floor
 
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Reference, 2nd Floor
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| Ref Main
Ref Main
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| Reference, Main Floor
 
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Reference, Main Floor
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| Reg Table
Reg Table
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| Register Table
 
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Register Table
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| Book Storage
Book Storage
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| Regular Book Storage
 
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Regular Book Storage
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| Telephone Bks
Telephone Bks
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| Telephone Books
 
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Telephone Books
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| Video
Video
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| Video
 
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Video
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| Vertical File
Vertical File
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| Vertical File
 
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Vertical File
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| X Large Folio
X Large Folio
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| X Large Folio
 
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X Large Folio
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| XL F Ref
XL F Ref
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| X Large Folio Reference
 
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X Large Folio Reference
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| XL F Ref 2nd
XL F Ref 2nd
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| X Large Folio Reference, 2nd Floor
 
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X Large Folio Reference, 2nd Floor
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| XL F Ref Main
XL F Ref Main
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| X Large Folio Reference, Main Floor
 
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X Large Folio Reference, Main Floor
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[[Category:Family_History_Library_Catalog]]

Revision as of 05:19, 1 September 2008

The Family History Library Catalog uses the following types of abbreviations in catalog entries:

  • Locations
  • Collections
  • Shelves

Locations

Abbreviation Location
FHL Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah)
JSMB Joseph Smith Memorial Building (Salt Lake City, Utah)
VAULT Granite Mountain Records Vault (Utah)

Collections

Abbreviation Collection
ARC Automated Resource Center (no longer used, see CD-ROM below)
BRITISH British (Family History Library, B2)
ES Extra Surveillance
FHD Family History Department
INTL International (Family History Library, B1)
RESTRICT Restricted (Family History Library, Access Services Window)
SPECIAL Special Collections (Family History Library, B1 access services window for books; Special Collections room on B2 for films)
TEMPLE Temple Services
US/CAN United States and Canada (Family History Library, main floor and second floor)

Shelves

Abbreviation Shelf
Access Window
Access Services Window

Atlas Stand Atlas Stand
Audio Audio
Book Book
CD-ROM

CD-ROM
Census Area Census Area
Civil Reg Civil Registration Fiche
Compact Disc Compact Disc
Directories Directories Storage
Fam Hist Book
Family History Book

Fiche Fiche
Film Film
Floppy Disc Floppy Disc (no longer used)
Folio Storage Folio Storage
Large Q Book Large Q Book
Large Q Ref Large Q Reference
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
Q Storage Q Book Storage
Reference Reference
Ref 2nd Reference, 2nd Floor
Ref Main Reference, Main Floor
Reg Table Register Table
Book Storage Regular Book Storage
Telephone Bks Telephone Books
Video Video
Vertical File Vertical File
X Large Folio X Large Folio
XL F Ref X Large Folio Reference
XL F Ref 2nd X Large Folio Reference, 2nd Floor
XL F Ref Main X Large Folio Reference, Main Floor