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Kabristan Publications

Kabristan Archives is a small publisher specialising in books related to Irish and Indian graveyards and cemeteries. Kabristan books can be ordered direct from Genealogy Bookshop.

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Genealogy Resources

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A Glossary of Genealogical and Family History Terms

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Online Genealogy Dictionary

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The use of abbreviations and acronyms is common in Genealogy. In addition, many genealogical records contain obsolete, archaic, or legal terms that can be difficult to interpret, which are no longer in common use, or with which you may be unfamiliar.

Applying present-day definitions to historical documents, or misinterpreting genealogical terms, can direct your research in the wrong direction.

The glossary provided here is an excellent starting point but you may also wish to refer to the dictionaries, genealogical reference books and encyclopaedias listed below.

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Bristow, Joy The Local Historian's Glossary of Words & Terms (Countryside Books)

FitzHugh, Terrick V. H. The Dictionary of Genealogy (SoG)

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