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Abbreviations

Here are a few of the abbreviations that you may come across. There are sites devoted to abbreviations, as may be found on our Links page, under Miscellaneous.

abt. about
anon anonymous
b. born
bapt. baptized
b/m/d Births, Marriages,Deaths
BTW by the way
c./chr./chris. christened
d. died
D-G.F.H.S Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society
do. ditto, repeat entry above, usually in censuses
FHC Family History Center. A volunteer-run, non-profit genealogy research library sponsored by the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
FHS Family History Society
GEDCOM Genealogical Data Communication, or a genealogical computer file
GRO General Records Office
GROS General Records Office for Scotland.
HLW Hand Loom Weaver
I.G.I. International Genealogical Index. See www.familysearch.com
inst this month
IRC International Reply Coupon
LDS Church of the Latter Day Saints
NAS National Archives for Scotland (formerly SRO)
m. married
O.E Old English
o.t.p. of this parish
OPR Old Parish Register
PRO Public Record Office
MIs Monumental Inscriptions on gravestones
PAF Personal Ancestral File
prox next month
SKS Some kind soul
SoG Society of Genealogists
SRO Scottish Registry Office
WFP Wigtown Free Press
ult Last month


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