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

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Genealogical Acronyms and Abbreviations

    Below are some websites listing abbreviations and acronyms used by family historians. If you know of any other good non commercial sites please send me a private message with the URL and I will add it to the list. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/abbrev.html ...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 07-06-2014 12:30 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations on Merchant Seamen's Records


    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 07-06-2014 12:20 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Army Abbreviations

    The Royal Anglian and Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Assoc have posted one of the most extensive lists of army definitions that I've seen. Here No doubt someone's going to come up with something they've forgotten! Let me know if you do.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 22-01-2014 4:14 PM
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  4. 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 2:39 PM
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  1. How do I find the correct person?

    I'm very new here! I searched for distant relative "Harry Robinson", lots of Harries and H Robinsons appear but this is useless without DOB and family connections to find the correct one. He may have served in the TA prior to 1939 and is missing from the September 1939 register (he died in 1977)....

    Started by Rex Hall‎, 16-04-2019 2:50 PM
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    02-05-2019, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  2. John May 1817. Bejowans itp

    Hello, I am returning to Family History after a long time away from any research. I decided to start with my great x2 grandfather John May and have come unstuck immediately. According to the Cornish OPC his parents (and presumeably John) were residing at Bejowans ITP. My questions are: does...

    Started by Dave6335‎, 22-01-2019 6:18 PM
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  3. ACC

    I have a standard postcard from a German POW camp in 1918 of which the writer is Captain Ernest Wiggans.His regiment is given as ACC.I understood that to be Army Catering Corps but that wasn't formed until 1941-prior to which each regiment had their own cooks.Any ideas?

    Started by hecate‎, 19-01-2019 12:38 AM
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    19-01-2019, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  4. Children born into military family

    Is it possible to find out about children born to military families on this site? I have found a birth on Find My Past that I would like to follow up but unfortunately the GRO references that they give are not those that appear on the GRO site that their records usually like to. I guess what I'm...

    Started by Pat370‎, 02-01-2019 8:20 PM
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    03-01-2019, 8:49 AM Go to last post
  5. Occupational Classification

    Hi Everyone, I have just got started on my Dad's WW2 Army service record and can't find any information on the Occupational Classification, which is recorded as '018/1'. Any suggestions?

    Started by fredsgirlpam‎, 30-12-2018 7:55 PM
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  6. SMKR acronym

    Hi, My father served in WW2 and on his Notice of Impending Release in 1946 his trade on enlistment was Plumber and his Service Trade was listed as S.M.K.R Does anyone know what his stands for please?

    Started by Steve A‎, 03-12-2018 6:02 PM
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    04-12-2018, 5:06 PM Go to last post
  7. what does this mean on 1939 register?

    Does anyone know what DSA means on the 1939 register? A lady had given the wrong year of birth and it was corrected in 1947 to a birth date that agrees with her baptism record and following the correction it says DSA. thank you Sue

    Started by Sumi‎, 09-10-2018 4:37 PM
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  8. Question All at sea

    I would be grateful if someone can tell me what L M stands for in the Naval medal and award rolls on Ancestry. Thanks for any help. Jacky160

    Started by jacky160‎, 22-11-2010 4:08 PM
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    26-06-2018, 9:36 AM Go to last post
  9. abbreviation for Joseph (as forename)

    Has anyone seen Joseph abbreviated in English as Josh where the h is a superscript? I'm trying to work out who owned a London shop for scientific instruments over most of the 19th and the start of the 20th centuries. I know that the founder, Joseph Long, died in 1846, but the shop/instrument...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 25-04-2018 4:16 PM
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  10. Ann Sullivan

    Ann Sullivan father was John Sullivam fron fermoy Sneem co Kerry Ireland her mother was Nancy Noonan they married on Feb- 24- 1859 in Sneem r.c. ann came to England some time in her twenties she met. Ernest,auther, (Henry) asker no record of there wedding they had three children Ernest...

    Started by maurice1953‎, 19-03-2018 1:03 PM
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    19-03-2018, 4:56 PM Go to last post
  11. Abbreviation in Yorkshire Parish Record

    Apologies if this turns out to be some thing blindingly obvious I haven't thought of. I found the baptism of Thomas HARTLEY, son of John and Ann, in 1771 in Adingfleet, Yorkshire. It can be found amongst the Yorkshire baptisms on FMP. The baptism is preceded by the abbreviation Eas: Other...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 17-09-2017 8:02 AM
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  12. 1939 Register D in Marital Status Column

    Hi, i do not want to just assume this because it is what i am hoping for and i have searched the web to no avail but does the Letter "D" in the marital Status column denote Divorced

    Started by burgerbern‎, 11-04-2017 10:14 AM
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  13. Strange initials on footstone found in field

    I found this footstone about 1" below the soil in my field near the river in the east coast of Canada. What could the initials possibly mean? Aside from the native population, this general area has had French settlers since the 1640s. My particular area, however, isn't thought to have had settlers...

    Started by jkgubbins‎, 14-03-2017 11:00 AM
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    15-03-2017, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  14. Smile Royal Artillery Attestations question

    Hello All New here, so hoping this isn't already out there somewhere... I've found my Grandad in the RA attestations - I know he was not suitable for the military because he was colourblind and he was put in the Home Guard. Can anyone tell me what WI or WJ stands for?

    Started by Weeb2k‎, 09-03-2017 6:07 PM
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  15. 1918 register manuscript annotations PE

    I am organising transcription of the 1918 register for the Buckland Ward of Portsmouth. A large number of entries, at least 300 possibly double that or more, have the manuscript annotation PE to the left of the poll number. This does not appear against any NM coded voters, generally R, O, and HO...

    Started by keithmroberts‎, 14-01-2017 4:12 PM
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  16. Death Certificate question

    1956 Death Certificate has: Informant T A M BOOTH Causing the Body to be Buried Hillcrest Leicester Does 'Causing the body to be buried" guarantee a burial or is this mere terminology? (Note: Hillcrest was a hospital and the informant presumably some official).

    Started by Mitch in Notts‎, 17-12-2016 1:37 PM
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    16-01-2017, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  17. Question What does this mean

    Can any one help me with this. Theater of war BROUGH-SIC Thanks Terry

    Started by TERRY1943‎, 13-08-2016 8:49 AM
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  18. Thumbs up Military Meaning

    Hello, I *think* this could be my grandad, that said, can anyone work out what the text means? Thanks :-)

    Started by chrisreilly‎, 18-11-2014 9:03 PM
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    07-08-2016, 2:43 PM Go to last post
  19. More Burial Record abbreviations

    Another day another set of Burial Record abbreviations. William HACKLEY was buried on 19 Jan 1795 St Margaret, Westminster - Westminster Burials Transcriptions at findmypast. Each entry is followed by an abbreviation: CD, GN, GD, GD or CN I have tried Googling to find what these mean...

    Started by margarita‎, 19-06-2016 5:06 PM
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  20. M, W, C in Burial Register

    I think I have actually answered my question whilst writing the title for my thread but Ill go ahead anyway for confirmation. I have found the possible burial of an ancestor James HARMAN on 18th April 1874 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster. This is in the Westminster Burials on...

    Started by margarita‎, 16-06-2016 5:26 PM
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