E-G - Abbreviations for Genealogy Research

E. East.
E. & E.O. Errors and omissions excepted.
E.C.R. Eastern Counties Railway.
E.D. Efficiency Decoration.
E.E. [1] electrical engineer; [2] Early English.
e.g. exempli gratia, for example.
E.L.R. The East Lancashire Regiment.
E.L.R.(J.C.) [1] East London Railway Joint Committee. [2] East Lincolnshire Railway Joint Committee.
E.N.S.A. Entertainment National Service Association.
E.P.N.S. Electroplated Nickel Silver.
E.R. [1] King Edward (f. L. Edwardus Rex); [2] Queen Elizabeth (f. L. Elizabetha Regina), [3] Exeter Railway; [4] The Essex Regiment.
E.R.A. Engine Room Artificer.
E.R.Y.Y. The East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry.
E.S.R. The East Surrey Regiment.
E.V.R. Eden Valley Railway.
E.W.J.R. East & West Junction Railway.
E.Y. The Essex Yeomanry.
E.Y.R. The East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own).
Eadem same
Eam she
Ebor York.
Eccl. Ecclesiastical.
Ecclescia church
Eclampsy form of catalepsy characterized by loss of reason
Ecol. Ecology.
Econ. Economy, ics
ed. edition; editor; education.
Edema swelling of tissue
Edin. Edinburgh.
Edm. Edmund.
Educ. Education, al
Edw. Edward.
Ego I
Ejus he
Ejusdem of the same
Electr. Electricity, Electrical
Elem. Element, ary
ellipt. elliptical, ly
ELN East Lothian (CCC).
Elutus baptized
Em. Emma or Emily.
emancipated freed from slavery; freed from parents' control; of legal age.
Embryol. Embryology.
emigrant person leaving one country to reside in another country.
emigration emigration is when an individual leaves their home country to live in another country.
Encephalitis swelling of the brain - aka sleeping sickness
encl. enclosed.
Encycl. Encyclopaedia, ic
end endorsed (Quaker)
ENG England
Eng., Engl. England, English
Engin. Engineering.
English French 1613-1629 Canada
enl. enlisted.
Ens. Ensign.
Ent. Entomology.
entail to entail is to restrict the inheritance of land to a specific group of heirs, such as an individual's sons.
Enteritis inflammation of the bowels
Enterré Burried
Entomol. Entomological.
Enumeration process by which persons are counted for purposes of a census
Enumerator census taker
Environ About
Eodem to the same place/person/day
Ep. Epistle.
Episcopus bishop
Epousé Married
erron. erroneous(ly).
ERY East Riding of Yorkshire (CCC).
Escheat property reverted to the state when no legal heirs or claimants exist
esp. especially.
Esq. Esquire.
ESS Essex (CCC).
ess. essay(s).
Est is
est. estate, estimate, established.
Estate the whole of one's possessions; especially assets and liabilities of a decedent, including land, personal belongings and debts.
Et and - both
et al. (et alibi), and elsewhere; (et alii), and others.
et seq. (et sequens), and the following; (et sequentes, et sequentia), and those that follow.
Et Ux - Et Uxor and wife
etc. et cetera, and so on.
Etiam also - besides - again
Etym. Etymology.
euphem. euphemistically.
evidence any kind of proof, such as testimony, documents, records, certificates, material objects, etc.
Ex from
exam. examination.
exc. except.
exec. executor, executed.
executor male appointed by a testator to carry out the directions and requests in his or her will, and to dispose of the property according to his testamentary provisions after his or her death.
executrix female appointed by a testator to carry out the directions and requests in his or her will, and to dispose of the property according to the testamentary provisions after his or her death
exerc. exercise(s).
exor. executor.
exox. executrix.
exper. experiment(al).
explor. exploration(s).
Ezek. Ezekiel (O.T.).
f forte, loud (music).
F female
F&AM Free and Accepted Masons
F. Fellow of.
f. franc (French money); following (page).
F.A. Football Association.
F.A.A. Fleet Air Arm.
F.A.I. Fellow of Auctioneers’ Institute.
F.A.L.P.A. Fellow of Incorporate Society of Auctioneers, &c.
F.A.N.C. First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (formed 1909).
F.A.N.Y. First Aid Nursing Yeomanry.
F.B.A. Fellow of the British Academy.
F.B.A.A. Fellow of British Association of Accountants and Auditors.
F.B.I. [1] Federal Bureau of Investigation. [2] Federation of British Industries.
F.B.S.I. Fellow of the Boot and Shoe Industry.
F.C. Football Club.
F.C.A. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
F.C.C.S Fellow of the Corporation of Certified Secretaries.
F.C.G.I. Fellow of the City and Guilds Institute.
F.C.I.A. Fellow of the Corporation of Insurance Agents.
F.C.I.B. Fellow of the Corporation of Insurance Brokers.
F.C.I.I. Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
F.C.I.S. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.
F.C.O. Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
F.C.R.A. Fellow of the Corporation of Accountants.
F.C.S. Fellow of the Chemical Society.
F.C.W.A. Fellow of the Institution of Cost and Works Accountants.
F.D. (Fidei Defensor), Defender of the Faith.
F.E.I.S. Fellow of the Educational Institute of Scotland.
F.F.A. Fellow of Faculty of Actuaries in Scotland.
F.F.A.S. Fellow of Faculty of Architects and Surveyors.
F.F.Y. The Fifeshire and Forfarshire Yeomanry.
F.G.S. Fellow of the Geological Society.
F.H. Fire Hydrant.
F.H.A.S Fellow of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.
F.I.A. Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
F.I.A.A. Fellow Architect Member of the Incorporated Association of Architects.
F.I.A.C. Fellow of the Institute of Company Accountants.
F.I.A.S. Fellow Surveyor Member of the Incorporated Association of Surveyors.
F.I.Arb. Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators.
F.I.C. Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry.
F.I.C.S. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
F.I.H. Fellow of the Institute of Hygiene.
F.I.I.A. Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Administration.
F.I.M.T.A. Fellow of the Institute of Municipal Treasurers and Accountants.
F.I.O. Fellow of the Institute of Ophthalmic Opticians.
F.I.O.B. Fellow of the Institution of Builders.
F.I.S.A. Fellow of Incorporated Secretaries Association.
F.I.W.T. Fellow of the Institute of Wireless Technology.
F.Inst.P. Fellow of the Institute of Physics.
F.J.I. Fellow of the Institute of Journalists.
F.L.A. Fellow of the Library Association.
F.L.A.A. Fellow of the London Association of Certified Accountants.
F.L.A.S. Fellow of the Land Agents Society.
F.L.G.A. Fellow of the Local Government Association.
F.L.Q. Front de Libération du Québec.
F.L.S. Fellow of the Linnean Society.
F.M. Field Marshall.
F.M.S. [1] Federation of Malay States. [2] Fellow of the Medical Society.
F.O. [1] Foreign Office [2] Flying Officer.
F.R. Furness Railway Company.
F.R.A.I. Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
F.R.A.M. Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.
F.R.A.S. Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
F.R.Ac.S. Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
F.R.C.M. Fellow of the Royal College of Music.
F.R.C.O. Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.
F.R.C.P. Fellow of Royal College of Physicians.
F.R.C.P.Ed. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
F.R.C.P.I. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
F.R.C.P.Lon. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London.
F.R.C.S. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.
F.R.C.S.Ed. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
F.R.C.S.I. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.
F.R.C.V.S. Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
F.R.Econ.S. Fellow of the Royal Economic Society.
F.R.F.P.S.G. Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
F.R.G.S. Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
F.R.H.S. Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society.
F.R.Hist.Soc. Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
F.R.I.B.A. Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
F.R.M.S. Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society.
F.R.Met.Soc. Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.
F.R.O.A. Fellow of the British Optical Association.
F.R.P.S. Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
F.R.S. [1] Fellow of the Royal Society; [2] Federal Reserve System.
F.R.S.A. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
F.R.S.E. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
F.R.S.L. Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
F.R.San.I. Fellow of the Royal Sanitary Institute.
F.R.V.A. Fellow of the Incorporated Association of Rating and Valuation Officers.
F.S. Female Servant (1841 Census)
F.S.A. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
F.S.A.A. Fellow of the Society of Incorporated Accountants and Auditors.
F.S.I. Fellow of the Chartered Surveyors Institution.
F.S.M.S. Fellow of the Spectacle Makers Company.
F.S.S. Fellow of the Statistical Society.
F.T.I. Fellow of the Textile Institute.
F.Z.S. Fellow of the Zoological Society.
f/o father of.
FAAO Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy
FACC Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
FACCE Fellow, American College of Childbirth Educators
FACD Fellow of the American College of Dentists
FACE Fellow, American College of Endocrinology
FACEP Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians
FACFAS Fellowship of American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians
FACS Fellow American College of Surgeons
Factor Agent, commission merchant; one who acts or transacts business for another; Scottish steward or bailiff of an estate
Falling sickness epilepsy
FAM Free and Accepted Masons
fam. family
family group sheet a family group sheet is a form which presents genealogical information about a nuclear family -- a husband, a wife, and their children. A family group sheet usually includes birth dates and places, death dates and places, and marriage dates and places. Family Tree Maker for Windows can help you create family group sheets for your family.
family histories/genealogies family histories and genealogies are books which detail the basic genealogical facts about one or more generations of a particular family.
family pedigrees in general, family pedigrees refer to family group sheets that are linked in a computer system. When you access an individual's family group sheet in a linked pedigree, you also access all of the records that are linked to that individual.
FamilySearch you can find FamilySearch computers at the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or at one of the branch Family History Centers. The FamilySearch computer contains several databases of information: the Social Security Death Index, the Military Index, the Ancestral File, and the International Genealogical Index. You can use these resources to search for information about your family members right on the computer. You can also use the FamilySearch computer to look up items in the Family History Library Catalog. Because of the popularity of the FamilySearch computer, many Family History Centers require you to sign up for a time slot in advance. FamilySearch is also now available on the Internet through the Web site of the LDS Church.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FARC Federal Archives and Records Center
Farrier A blacksmith, one who shoes horses
Farrier horse doctor - blacksmith who shoes horses
FAS Fellow of the Antiquarian Society
FASG Fellow, American Society of Genealogists
FASG Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists
Fatty Liver cirrhosis
Faulkner Falconer
fB family Bible
FBG Friends burial ground
Fcp. foolscap (paper size).
Feb. February.
Fec. (fecit) He did it.
fed federal; federation.
Fee Simple estate of land which the inheritor has unqualified ownership and power of disposition; an inheritance having no limitations or conditions in its use.
FEEFHS Federation of East European Family History Societies
Fell monger One who removes hair or wool from hides in preparation for leather making
fem. feminine.
feme female, woman, or wife.
feme sole unmarried woman or a married woman with property independent of her husband.
Fenian Invasion of Can. 1866 - From New England
FER Fermanagh (CCC).
Ferur blacksmith or farrier
Feu Deceased
Fever River Indian "1827 Illinois"
Février February
ff [1] fortissimo, very loud (music); [2] folios; [3] following (pages).
FFHS Federation of Family History Societies, Benson Room, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street Birmingham, B3 3BS.
FGS [1] Federation of Genealogical Societies [2] Family Group Sheet
FHC Family History Center (over 2,500 located in LDS churches)
FHL Family History Library, genealogy library in Salt Lake City, Utah, maintained by LDS church
FHLC Family History Library Catalogue.
FHS Family History Society.
FIF Fife (CCC).
fig. figurative, ly
FIGRS Fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society
f-I-l father in law
Filia/Filiam daughter
Filius/Filium son
Fille Daughter
Fils Son
Final Papers petition for citizenship with supporting documentation filed by an alien in a court of law
Finn. Finnish.
Firelands a tract of land in northeastern Ohio reserved by Connecticut for its own settlers when it ceded its western lands in 1786. The State of Connecticut deeded land there to its citizens whose homes were burned during the Revolutionary War - therefore - the terrirory became known as "fire land."
First Papers declaration of intention filed by an alien in a court of law
Fits sudden attack or seizure
FL Florida
fl. floruit, 'flourished'.
Flauner confectioner
Fletcher One who made bows and arrows
FLN Flintshire (CCC).
Florida (Seminole) "1835-42 FL, GA, & AL"
Florida Indian "1855-58 Florida"
Florida Seminole Indian 1812 FL (GA Volunteers)
Flt. Lt. Flight Lieutenant.
Flt. Off. Flight Officer.
Flt. Sgt. Flight Sergeant.
Flux discharge of fluid from the body
fm. fathom.
fmc free man of color
FNGS Fellow of the National Genealogical Society
FNHC Founders of the New Haven Colony
fo folio
FOB. Free on board.
FoE Fraternal Order of Eagles
Foemina woman
FOP Fraternal Order of Police (USA)
Forebear an ancestor - a forefather
form formerly
Fort Necessity 1754 Ohio
Fortnight 14 days
Found. Foundation(s).
FPC Free Person of Color
fpc free person of color, neither Caucasian nor enslaved
FR family register.
fr from
Fr. French.
FRA France
FRACP Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
FRAM Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music
Framar farmer
Frater brother
FRC Family Records Centre, 1 Myddelton Street, London EC1R 1UW Tel: 0171 233 9233.
FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
FRCPE Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
FRCSI Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
Frds Friends (Quaker)
free man of color black man who was free from birth or later in life.
FreeBMD Free Birth, Marriages, and Deaths Project
Freeborn born as a free person
Freedman/woman a man or woman who has been freed from bondage or slavery
Freeholder one who holds land by fee simple. In colonial times - a freeholder had the right to vote and hold public office.
freem. oath of freeman
freeman male of legal age with the right to vote, own land and practice a trade.
Freeman one who held the full rights of citizenship - such as voting and engaging in business (as opposed to an indentured servant)
FreeREG Free Registers Project
French & Indian 1754-63 New Eng;VA
French pox syphilis
French Spanish 1565-67 Florida
freq. frequent(ly).
Frère Brother
Fri. Friday.
Friends correctly called "The Society of Friends" - the correct term for the Quakers
Fris. Frisian.
frm. oath of freeman
FSG Fellow of the Society of Genealogists
ft [1] feet; [2] foot; [3] fort.
Ft. Fort
FTM Family Tree Maker (computer software)
FTW Family Tree Maker for Windows (software)
Fuere were
FUGA Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association
full age age of majority; legal age; adult (legal age varied according to place and current law)
Fuller One who fulls cloth;one who shrinks and thickens woolen cloth by moistening, heating, and pressing; one who cleans and finishes cloth
fund. fundamental(s).
Furner baker
fwc free woman of color
fwd. forward.
fwf free white female
fwm free white male
g. gelding.
g. great
G. German.
G.B. Great Britain.
G.B.E. Knight (or Dame) Grand Cross (of the Order) of the British Empire (decoration).
G.C. George Cross (decoration).
G.C.B. Knight (or Dame) Grand Cross (of the Order) of the Bath (decoration).
G.C.E. General Certificate of Education.
G.C.I.E. Knight Grand Commander (of the Order) of the Indian Empire (decoration).
G.C.M.G. Knight (or Dame) Grand Cross (of the Order) of St. Michael and St. George (decoration).
G.C.R. Great Central Railway Company.
G.C.S.I. Knight Grand Commander (of the Order) of the Star of India (decoration).
G.C.V.O. Knight (or Dame) Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (decoration).
G.E.R. Great Eastern Railway Company.
G.G. [1] Governor General; [2] Grenadier Guards.
G.H. [1] The Gordon Highlanders; [2] The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment), [3] Greenwich Hospital.
G.H.Q. General Headquarters.
G.I. for or pertaining to U.S. armed forces or servicemen.
G.M. George Medal.
G.M.G.R. Guards Machine Gun Regiment (formed 1915; disbanded 1919).
G.N.E.R. Great North of England Railway.
G.N.R. Great Northern Railway Company.
G.O.C.(in C.) General Officer Commanding (in Chief).
G.P. [1] General Practitioner (doctor); [2] Grand Prix.
G.P.O. General Post Office.
G.P.R. The Glider Pilot Regiment (formed 1941; disbanded 1957).
G.R. [1] King George (f. L. Georgius Rex); [2] The Gloucestershire Regiment.
G.R.A.M. Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music.
G.R.C.M. Graduate of the Royal College of Music.
G.R.S.M. Graduate of the Royal Schools of Music.
G.S.W.R. Glasgow & South Western Railway Company.
G.W.M.R. Great Western & Midland Railways.
G.W.R. Great Western Railway Company.
G.Y. The Glamorganshire Yeomanry.
GA Georgia
Gael. Gaelic.
GAL Galway (CCC).
gal. gallon; gallons.
Galloping Consumption Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Gaoler A keeper of the goal, a jailer
GAOTU Great Architect of the Universe (Freemason Word)
GAR Grand Army of the Republic
Gar. Gardener.
Gaz. Gazette.
gazetteer a gazetteer is a book which alphabetically names and describes the places in a specific area. For example, a gazetteer of a county would name and describe all of the towns, lakes, rivers, and mountains in the county.
gc granted certificate (Quaker)
gct granted certificate to (Quaker)
GCVO Grand Cross of the (Royal) Victorian Order (knight)
GD granddaughter
Gdn(s) Garden(s).
gdn. guardian.
geb Born (From German, geboren).
GED Extension name of GEDCOM computer files.
Gedcom GEnealogical Data COMmunication, method of transferring genealogy files from one program to another
GEDCOM Database GEnealogy Data COMmunications, a standardized format for genealogy databases that allows the exchange of data among different software programs and operating systems.
Gen. [1] General (military); [2] Genesis.
gen. [1] general, ly.; [2] generation, [3] genealogy.
genealogy study of one's ancestry; summary history or table of a person's ancestry.
Gener son-in-law
Genimus twin
Gent. Gentleman (a title, not an adjective).
Gentile a person who is not Jewish
Gentleman a member of the gentry - a descendant from an aristocratic family whose income came from the rental of his land
Geogr. Geography, ical
Geol. Geology, ical
Geom. Geometry.
Ger. German.
gest died (from German, gestorben).
gf. grandfather
GFL Genealogy Forum Leader (a prefix to George's screen name
ggf. great grandfather
ggm great grandmother
Ginerr joiner
gl granted letter
GLA Glamorgan (CCC).
Glam Glamorgan.
Glandular Fever mononucleosis
Glazier Window glassman
GLC Greater London Council.
Glorious Revolution 1689 New England
Glos sister-in-law
Glos Gloucestershire.
Gloss. Glossary.
Glover dealer or maker of gloves
GLRO Greater London Record Office (changed to LMA 1996) 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R OHB.
GLS Gloucestershire (CCC).
glt granted letter to
gm. grandmother
G-man Federal criminal investigation officer (f. Government + Man).
Gmc. Germanic.
GMP Grampian (CCC).
GMT Greenwich mean time.
Gnr. Gunner.
gns. guineas.
GNT Gwent (CCC).
Godfather a man or woman who sponsors a child at baptism - also called a Godparent
good brother brother-in-law.
good sister sister-in-law.
good son son-in-law.
Goodman a solid member of the community who ranked above a freeman but below a gentleman on the social scale
Goods and Chattels personal property - as distinguished from real property
Goodwife a woman married to a "gentlman." Often the title was shortened to "Goody." If you come across names such as Goody Cook or Goody Loomis - they are not first names but the abbreviation of a title
GOONS Guild Of One Name Studies.
Goth. Gothic.
Gov. [1] Government; [2] Governor.
Govt. Government.
Gp. Capt. Group Captain.
GPAI Genealogical Periodical Annual Index
gr Grandfather
gr gr-father
GR Grave, gravestone.
gr dau. granddaughter
gr s. grandson
gr. [1] grain(s); [2] grams; [3] gross.
gr. grant (as in land), granted
Gr. Grade.
Gr. Greek.
Gr.Yd. grave yard
Gram. Grammar, tical
Grand Mere Grandmother
Grand Pere Grandfather
grandam grandmother.
Grant to transfer property by a deed
Grantee one to whom a grant is made
grantee person purchasing, buying or receiving property.
grantee index master index of persons purchasing, buying or receiving property.
grantor person selling, granting, transfering or conveying property.
grantor index master index of persons selling, granting, transfering or conveying property.
GRD Genealogical Research Directory.
grdn. guardian.
Great pox syphilis
Grecher grocer
Green Sickness Anemia
Gregorian Calendar the calendar in use today. Pope Gregory XIII ordered the replacement of the previous Julian Calendar in 1582 - although it was not adopted by England and the American Colonies until 1752.
Gripe Influenza
GRO General Register Office, part of ONS, search rooms at 1 Myddelton Street, London EC1R 1UW Tel: 0171 233 9233.
GS gravestone.
GS grandson
GSG Genealogical Speakers Guild
GSMD General Society of Mayflower Descendants
GSSR General Society, Sons of the Revolution
GSU Genealogical Society of Utah
GSY Guernsey, Channel Islands (CCC).
Gt. Great.
GTM Greater Manchester (CCC).
GU Guam
guardian person lawfully appointed to care for the person of a minor, invalid, incompetent and their interests, such as education, property management and investments.
Guilder makes gold or silver coins
Gutte gutter or drain pipe
GWN Gwynedd (In April 1974, the island of Anglesey became part of Gwynedd) (CCC).
Gynour engineer