Genealogy Dictionaries, Glossaries and Abbreviation Lists – Links

Links to General Dictionaries, Glossaries and Abbreviation Lists for Genealogy and Family History Terms

A Glossary of Genealogical Terms, FamilySearch:

Index of Terms used in 17th & 18th Century Wills, Inventories and other Documents,
Dorchester & Fordington Glossary:

Encyclopedia of Genealogy, volunteer wiki, Dick Eastman:

Abbreviations. Gareth’s Help Page. Good for the UK (and often Canada):

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms, Ancestry,com Wiki. Especially useful for USA related acronyms:

Genealogy Jargon and abbreviations, Modern Software Experience, Tamura Jones. Especially good for terms related to software, new terms or those related to contentious issues. (Be sure to look up ‘citation critic’ and ‘geneathology’, for example.):

Genealogical Word Lists, with English meanings of 900 or so genealogy terms from  different languages. FamilySearch:

Dictionaries and Glossaries. CyndisList:

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About DRogers

M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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