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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:  
  
•    Locations
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== Locations ==
 
 
•    Collections
 
 
 
•    Shelves
 
 
 
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== Locations ==
 
  
 
{|
 
{|
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'''Abbreviation'''
 
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'''Location'''
 
 
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| '''Abbreviation'''
FHL
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| '''Location'''
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Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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| FHL  
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| [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] (35 N. West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah)
 
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|-
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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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|-
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| VAULT  
VAULT
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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]].
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Granite Mountain Records Vault (Utah)
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
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<br>  
  
== Collections ==
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== Collections ==
  
 
{|
 
{|
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'''Abbreviation'''
 
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'''Collection'''
 
 
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| '''Abbreviation'''
ARC
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| '''Collection'''
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Automated Resource Center (no longer used, see CD-ROM below)
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| ARC  
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| Automated Resource Center (no longer used, see CD-ROM below)
 
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|-
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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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|-
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| ES  
ES
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| Extra Surveillance
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Extra Surveillance
 
 
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|-
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| FAM HIST
FHD
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| Family History (Family History Library, Main Floor)
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Family History Department
 
 
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| FHD
INTL
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| Family History Department
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International (Family History Library, B1)
 
 
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| INTL
RESTRICT
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| International (Family History Library, B1)
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Restricted (Family History Library, Access Services Window)
 
 
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| RESTRICT
SPECIAL
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| Restricted (Family History Library, Access Services Window)
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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
TEMPLE
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| Special Collections (Family History Library, '''books:''' B1 access services window; '''films:''' B2 Special Collections room)
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Temple Services
 
 
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| TEMPLE
US/CAN
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| Temple Services
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United States and Canada (Family History Library, main floor and second floor)
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| US/CAN  
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| United States and Canada (Family History Library,&nbsp;2nd Floor and&nbsp;3rd Floor)
 
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== Shelves ==
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== Shelves ==
  
 
{|
 
{|
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'''Abbreviation'''
 
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'''Shelf'''
 
 
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| Access Window <br />
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| width="120" | '''Abbreviation'''
| Access Services Window<br /><br />
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| '''Shelf'''
 
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| Access Window
Atlas Stand
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| Access Services Window
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Atlas Stand
 
 
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|-
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| Atlas Stand
Audio
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| Atlas Stand
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Audio
 
 
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|-
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| Audio
Book
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| Audio
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Book
 
 
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| CD-ROM<br /><br />
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| Book
| CD-ROM<br />
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| Book
 
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|-
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| CD-ROM
Census Area
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| CD-ROM (compact disc)&nbsp;
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Census Area
 
 
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| Census Area
Civil Reg
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| Census Area
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Civil Registration Fiche
 
 
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| Civil Reg
Compact Disc
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| Civil Registration Fiche
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Compact Disc
 
 
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| Compact Disc
Directories
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| Compact Disc
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Directories Storage
 
 
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|-
| Fam Hist Book <br />
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| Directories
| Family History Book<br /><br />
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| Directories Storage
 
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|-
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| 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]].
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Fiche
 
 
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| 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]].
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Film
 
 
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|-
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| Floppy Disc  
Floppy Disc
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| Floppy Disc (no longer used)
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Floppy Disc (no longer used)<br />
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| Folio Storage  
Folio Storage
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| Folio Storage (extremely oversized bookshelf)&nbsp;
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Folio Storage
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| Large Q Book  
Large Q Book
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| Large Q Book (oversized bookshelf)
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Large Q Book
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| Large Q Ref  
Large Q Ref
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| Large Q Reference (oversized reference bookshelf)
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Large Q Reference
 
 
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|-
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| Lg Q Ref 2nd  
Lg 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)
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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 (FHL 3rd Floor)&nbsp;
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Pedigree Chart File
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| Q Storage  
Q Storage
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| Q Book Storage (oversized). Can be ordered at B1 Floor,&nbsp;Access Services Window.&nbsp;
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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.&nbsp;Can be ordered at B1 Floor, Access Services Window.
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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 cabinet
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Vertical File
 
 
|-
 
|-
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| X Large Folio  
X Large Folio
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| X Large Folio (super oversize bookshelf)
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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 (super oversize reference bookshelf)
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X Large Folio Reference
 
 
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|-
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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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|-
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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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== 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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| b.
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| born
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| c''[year]''
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| copyright ''[year]'' (with a&nbsp;? the year is estimated)
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| col.
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| color
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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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| 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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| ports.
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| portraits
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|-
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| rev
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| revised
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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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| s.n.
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| no publisher cited
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| Stmnt.Resp.
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| Statement of Responsibility
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| v.
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| volumes
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[[Category:Family_History_Library_Catalog]]

Revision as of 21:55, 4 December 2009

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

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