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Genealogy Insider’s Guide to Acronyms

By Diane Haddad Premium

Like any pursuit, genealogy has its share of abbreviations for prominent organizations, go-to resources and often-used terms.


Need help with the alphabet soup? Use our guide to common genealogy acronyms you’ll encounter at the library, on Web sites, and in conversations with fellow family historians. We’ve included special pronunciations where necessary, and links to organizations or online resources where possible.

Check our Genealogy Glossary, too, for definitions to unfamiliar family history terms.

Whether you’re breaking through brick walls or just getting started, Family Tree Shop has resources for every genealogist. See the Family Tree Pocket Reference, 2nd edition book for quick and easy answers to your genealogy research questions.

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