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Acronyms and abbreviations you may come across during your family history research.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Chapman Codes

    You will notice that Chapman Codes have been added to the county forum titles. Chapman Codes were devised by Colin Chapman and relate to pre 1974 UK counties. Many researchers use place codes such as: Harrow MDX and Exeter DVN etc to clearly identify places. This is particularly useful where...

    Started by Jan1954‎, 19-10-2008 3:39 PM
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  1. DATE QUESTION

    I am transcribing parish register burial records from the 1600s, some of the dates have a 1/2 mark after the date so the date reads as 11 and a half. Hope that's clear. Does anyone know why?? Eileen Goodall

    Started by Perriss‎, 15-11-2007 8:22 AM
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  2. CHR and BAP

    Does any one know the difference between the two? These are examples of what the register contains. The birth date is obvious and the registration is The Stamp Duties Act of 1783 to raise monies to pay for the American War of Independence. I have no idea why there is a christening and a baptism....

    Started by jespa‎, 31-05-2008 5:06 PM
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  3. JNO name of ancestor

    Hi Please could someone tell me what the name JNO is short for? I found the name in the IGI and not sure if it is a short version of John. Thanks Val

    Started by valbee‎, 20-02-2008 11:19 PM
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  4. ne'e

    "George Fox md Margaret Fell ne'e Askew" Does anyone know what this means. Our line has been "stuck" for many years...dozens of researchers attempting to find one person....listed in a register Skew/Askew/Skute as a last name. ne'e was listed in Wikopedia under a bio of George Fox. His wife's...

    Started by Letrell‎, 17-08-2009 8:43 PM
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  5. Question Alias??

    I keep coming across Alias in my mothers family in Cornwall, and I've read a few articles about ailas's and no one seems to be sure of their exact connotations,but the other day I was looking at an old family tree in the Visitations of Cornwall, and I noticed how the spelling changed through the...

    Started by Hugh Thompson‎, 21-07-2008 12:22 PM
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  6. Does anyone know how to find this out

    Hi my name is Chris And I've been on a journey trying to find out about my family I have found out that my grandfather who died by his own hand in 1912 and I'm trying to find out where he is buried if he was buried as I don't know if in 1912 would he be aloud to be buried in a cemetery as he took...

    Started by Chrisdawson1947‎, 24-11-2013 6:37 PM
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  7. late C.I.V. -What does it mean??

    Can anyone help me please? I've come across an abbreviation on the 1901 Census in the occupations columb: late C.I.V. Does anyone have any idea what it stands for, I'm at a total loss. Thanks

    Started by mandymad‎, 16-09-2008 10:35 AM
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  8. Not an acronym...

    but an unfamiliar term - does anyone know what is a "merdlin child"? Can't remeber where I saw it but I think it was a transcription, so it could be almost any other word you'd care to name!:confused:

    Started by Mary Anne‎, 11-08-2008 3:19 PM
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  9. true or false letters after name

    I have a copy of a letter written by a man we will call John Smith, which doesn't affect the meaning of the acronyms at all. His letter head states John Smith, C.E., & Son D'pl'ee.: S'c., Art, Build.' Constc.', SKL T.U. - CRAFSTMEN - ERECTORS It is set out exactly as I have set it out. ...

    Started by christanel‎, 23-02-2009 1:14 AM
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  10. Abbreviations

    I am aware of inst./instant = this month and ult = last month, but what does it mean if a register says 'born on the 12th Curt.'?

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 04-10-2005 6:00 PM
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  11. He's a what??

    Is there anybody who has any idea what on earth an 'Assistant SC and T' might be. One of my husband's ancestors, William Flanigan, has his occupation described as this in the 1911 census. If it's any help, he is boarding with a couple in Pulborough, Sussex and the husband is a 'Fitter.' In 1901 he...

    Started by Tinker‎, 15-01-2009 7:13 PM
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  12. lapel badge 1920's

    Good afternoon all we have recently uncovered an early photograph/print of my grandfather , we have roughly dated it 1922-1926 , as this was the period he demobbed and before he was married . On his lapel of his suit jacket there is a small badge , approx 10-15mm dia , it appears to have a...

    Started by deanC‎, 01-10-2012 4:29 PM
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  13. What is YM?

    I have now come across ym in death records, do I take it that it is 'young man'?

    Started by Sue Peggram‎, 15-08-2009 11:55 AM
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  14. Census symbol query

    Does anyone know what X with dots in each gap means? I'm sure I read somewhere that it denotes a "cripple" but I'm not sure if I'm imagining it. If it does mean cripple - does it indicate the severity? I spent a whole evening trying to find an explanation and failed :banghead: Ancient_History

    Started by Ancient_History‎, 04-03-2010 10:42 PM
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  15. What's a M-D?

    On my 3gr grandfather's death certificate in fife in 1861, his father's occupation was listed as M - D. i thought it might be an M.D, ie a doctor, but it looks like a dash rather than a full stop between the M and the D. my 3gr was a market gardener himself, and there is no evidence of other...

    Started by Lynne Black‎, 09-01-2011 5:16 AM
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  16. Workhouse Abbreviations??

    Hi My ancestor was admitted to the City Road Workhouse, Hoxton, London in 1887 and in the "Observations On Condition At Time Of Admission and General Remarks" it says S, W or M for single, married or widowed, but next to it, it says SR or LR. On occasions it says "6 days" "6 years" or "11 years"...

    Started by benny1982‎, 12-04-2008 9:19 PM
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  17. Post What is Jas stand for as Christian Name

    I have found an entry on a Marriage Record from St Andrews Church Worminford 1802 Name shown as Jas. Could someone Help please. I do not think that the Name Jason was in use around that time.

    Started by diannebower‎, 29-01-2010 3:13 AM
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  18. What is Effie short for???

    I have my great grandads photo album, he has a picture of a lady & a man, with the title Effie & Uncle underneath. I can't think of anything Effie would be short for...Any Ideas???

    Started by TreeChaser‎, 03-08-2010 3:49 PM
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  19. ijd, xijd what do they mean?

    I have found some old documentation in which it says in regard to the distribution of one hundred pounds benefaction "to Richard Hatton, xijd, to his sister Mary Yeats xijd, unto George Stanton ijs, and thus much after this manner...." I assume that it is an amount of money but how to interpret it?...

    Started by Zen Rabbit‎, 08-09-2010 5:15 PM
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  20. Whats in a name? reg & BT

    Hi, Could anyone tell me what the "Reg" & "BT" Means in a Baptism record. I have "Mead in reg : Meade in BT" As I understand it, reg would be "registered" & Bt is "Bishops Transcript" This is pretty important to me as I am a Meade, although when I traced back beyond 1898, it appears I...

    Started by ydraigcoch‎, 09-09-2010 12:26 PM
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