Monday, October 11, 2010

Don't Just Muddle Through; Really Understand those Genealogical Documents

   Those just starting to do genealogy research often feel as if they need a crash course in such subjects as Geography, Law, and History. That is one reason many find Genealogy research so challenging as well as fascinating. Here is a very interesting list of terms one may encounter. 

 Genealogy researchers encounter many terms which are rarely used except in legal documents, or genealogical reports, this list is intended to aid with interpreting those terms.

Abstract - Summary of important points of a given text, especially deeds and wills.
Accordant (with) - Agreeing.
Acre - 43,560 square feet; 4,840 square yards; 160 square rods
Administration (of an estate) - The collection, management and distribution of an estate by proper legal process.
Administrator (of an estate) - Person appointed to manage or divide the estate of a deceased person.
Administratrix - A female administrator.
Ae. - (latin) Aged; Aet, "aetatis suae": at the age of.
Affidavit - A written statement confirmed by oath, for use as evidence in court. 

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