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'''Value.''' Such a list will expand as users add to it. Also, it can be searched (['''Ctrl'''] '''F''') for the full name in order to learn possible abbreviations.  
 
'''Value.''' Such a list will expand as users add to it. Also, it can be searched (['''Ctrl'''] '''F''') for the full name in order to learn possible abbreviations.  
  
== External Links ==
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== External Links ==
  
 
*[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Abbreviations_for_English_given_names List of abbreviations for English given names - Wikipedia] http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Abbreviations_for_English_given_names  
 
*[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Abbreviations_for_English_given_names List of abbreviations for English given names - Wikipedia] http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Abbreviations_for_English_given_names  
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*Jennifer Mossman, [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=981218&disp=Acronyms,+initialisms,+and+abbreviat&columns=*,0,0 ''Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary''], 19th ed. (Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research, 1995) [FHL US/CAN book 428.1 M855a]
 
*Jennifer Mossman, [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=981218&disp=Acronyms,+initialisms,+and+abbreviat&columns=*,0,0 ''Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary''], 19th ed. (Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research, 1995) [FHL US/CAN book 428.1 M855a]
  
== See also ==
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== See also ==
  
 
[[Acronyms and Abbreviations]]  
 
[[Acronyms and Abbreviations]]  
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[[Traditional Nicknames in Old Documents - A Wiki List]]  
 
[[Traditional Nicknames in Old Documents - A Wiki List]]  
  
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Revision as of 21:18, 16 August 2009

Alphabetical lists of personal name abbreviations and what they represent.

Problem: We often find an abbreviation for a person's name in an old source and need to know what name it represents. Or, we know the name, but wonder how it might be abbreviated in an index or database.

Solution: Use a wiki list of abbreviations for personal names like the one listed below. Add to it anytime you find additional abbreviations and figure out what names they represent.

Value. Such a list will expand as users add to it. Also, it can be searched ([Ctrl] F) for the full name in order to learn possible abbreviations.

External Links

Family History Library Resources

See also

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Spelling of Surnames and Given Names

Traditional Nicknames in Old Documents - A Wiki List