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Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and the CreateSpace eStore
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Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze

Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

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Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup

George G. Morgan

I'm convinced that doctors and lawyers speak a foreign language. In fact, I know it. They speak and write in Latin, often using abbreviations, and sometimes this can be terribly frustrating to the lay person. Like Latin, other foreign languages can be frustrating to family history researchers, requiring detailed study, translation dictionaries, knowledge of the vernacular, and maybe even the help of a professional translator.

But even the English language can present similar challenges. Among the frustrating things I encounter in my own genealogical research are abbreviations and acronyms. Writers sometimes assume that everyone knows what they mean when they use a specific abbreviation, and acronyms are alphabet soup to many of us. Unless you know the jargon, you may be left in the dark. In "Along Those Lines . . ." this week, let's talk about abbreviations and the role they play in your research.

Read the rest of this article.... to learn the meaning of abbreviations used in Genealogy records

1. dft
2. inst.
3. d/o
4. guar
5. rel/o
6. dto
7. wdr
8. /s/
9. nd
10. tent
11. i.a.
12. ETO

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One abbreviation omitted from Mr. Morgan's article is "ult." meaning "the previous" and usually found in newspaper notices, referring to the previous month.

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