If you are frequenting genealogy forums and message boards, or even some personal websites set up to share family history, you may come across some abbreviations. These are important to know not only to understand what you are reading, but also for use when you are posting your own messages.

abt about
aft after
aka also known as
arr arrived
b born
bap baptized
bef bef
bur buried
ca circa
d died
d/o daughter of
h/o husband of
imm immigrated
m married
m1 first marriage
par parents
sib siblings
s/o son of
w/o wife of
wid widowed


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