Dictionary of Genealogy and Archaic Terms

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Definitions of terms often found in historic records when researching one's ancestors.


The terms included in the dictionary are those often found in records found when doing research about one's ancestors. This includes legal terms found in historical documents. In addition, terms that are used by the genealogical community today are also included.

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