GeneaLingo

Below you’ll find listed many words or phrases that relate to genealogy and other historical findings. If you see a word among the list that you are either researching or are just curious about what it means, click on it to go to its definition or article.

(If you find a word that isn’t underlined, it hasn’t been defined by us yet. We ask that you bear with us; and, we thank you in advance for that, as this is still a developing genealogy site.)

Abstract
Administrator
Adoption Papers
Ancestral Chart
Ancestry
Bail Bond
Baptismal Records
Bastardy Bond
Birth Certificate
Census
Church Records
Cite and Citation
Codicil
Collateral
Death Certificate
Decedent
Declaration of Intent
Deed
Emigrant
Emigration Record
Enumeration District
Enumerator
Estate
Family Group Record
Family History Sheet
Fiduciary
Freeman’s Bureau
GedCom
Genealogical Sources
Genealogy
Historical Record
IGI
Immigrant
Immigration Record
Indentured Servant
Infant
Juristiction
Kinship Report
Land Grant
Land Patent
Legal Terminology
Library of Congress
Manumission Documents
Marriage Banns
Marriage Bond
Marriage Certificate
Marriage License
Naturalization
Obituary
Original Documents
Passenger List
Primary Source Record
Probate
Query
Relict
Repository
Secondary Source Record
Service Record
SIC
Soundex
SSDI
Tax Record
Tintype
Tombstone Rubbings
Verify and Verification
Vital Record
Warrant
Will
Witness

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