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There is also a listing of the terminology related specifically to the wiki which can be found at [[Help:Wiki Terminology|Help: Wiki Terminology]].&nbsp; If necessary, there are other useful listings outside this wiki which can be found at: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/terms/ genealogyinc] and the [http://genealogyud.wordpress.com/category/terminology/ University of Delaware Library] page.<br><br>  
 
There is also a listing of the terminology related specifically to the wiki which can be found at [[Help:Wiki Terminology|Help: Wiki Terminology]].&nbsp; If necessary, there are other useful listings outside this wiki which can be found at: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/terms/ genealogyinc] and the [http://genealogyud.wordpress.com/category/terminology/ University of Delaware Library] page.<br><br>  
 
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| style="border-bottom:2px solid #99ccff;" | As distinguished from Emigrant and Immigrant: Usually refers to movement of people within the same country such as moving from state to state.&nbsp; Can also refer to instances where people move seasonally such as migrant workers.
 
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Revision as of 18:33, 21 August 2014

Genealogy, and by association, family history, almost has its own language. There are many terms that are unique to the field and many other more common terms that have specific meanings relating the genealogy. Definitions of some of the terms that may be unfamiliar to some who encounter them are included in the pages referenced below, by the beginning letter of the term.

See also Dictionary of Genealogy and Archaic Terms



The collapsed table below (click on "show") provides information on various terms that those users who are new to genealogy should be aware of when starting their search for their ancestors.  The list of genealogical terms above provides an extensive listing of words and acronyms one may also encounter during your research.

There is also a listing of the terminology related specifically to the wiki which can be found at Help: Wiki Terminology.  If necessary, there are other useful listings outside this wiki which can be found at: genealogyinc and the University of Delaware Library page.

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