A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists & Historians.
How many times, while searching through old letters, manuscripts, or court records, have you come across an unfamiliar term or abbreviation and wondered what it meant? These are the times we all wish we had a specialist standing by to explain obscure references.
Here's a book that does just that. It's a compilation of thousands of little-used or old-fashioned words and abbreviations that you might encounter in the course of your research. It's the kind of book that pays for itself the first few times you use it by helping you interpret old records accurately and make your work time more productive.
Terms include: medical, legal, religious, geographical, colloquial, foreign, occupational, household, ethnic, nicknames, Dutch given names.