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There are many acroymns and [[Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records|abbreviated words]] unique to genealogy and family history research that may not be easily found in any other industry's terminology. Here are some of the more commonly used acronyms and abbreviations: <br>
;DUP
:[http://www.dupinternational.org/ International Society Daughters of the Utah Pioneers]; Lineage society for female descendants of early Utah settlers. Sponsors Pioneer Memorial Museum, and Pioneer Histories Digitization Project.
 
;EKA
:Earliest known ancestor.
;Est
;FHC
:[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centerfamily history center]] (to find a Family History Center family history center near you, '''[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp click here]''')<br>
;FHL
:[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], largest genealogical library in the world. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah and sponsored by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.<br>
;FamilySearch Catalog
;LDS
:[http://www.lds.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]
;LOC
:[http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress]; Research arm of the USCongressUnited States Congress. Digital collections include historic newspapers, photographs, family genealogies, biographies and other items of interest to family history researchers.
;NARA
;PAF
:[httphttps://www.familysearch.org /paf Personal Ancestral File]; freeware genealogy software available at previously provided by [[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org]]; discontinued July 15, 2013.
;PRF
:[[Pedigree Resource File|Pedigree Resource File]]; lineage-linked family information submitted by patrons to[https://www.familysearch.org/ [FamilySearch]].org.]
;PRO
=== Additional Resources ===
==== Web Sites Websites ====
*Common Genealogical Acronyms -'''http://austega.com/familyhistory/courses/acronyms.htm'''
*Use a&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=title Title search]&nbsp;for "abbreviations" in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] found on the '''www.familysearch.org''' website for other books which define abbreviations and acronyms such as: '''{{FHL|981218|title-id|disp=''Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary: a guide to acronyms, abbreviations, contractions, alphabetic symbols, and similar condensed appellations''}}''' by Jennifer Mossman (FHL book US/Can 428.1 M855a v.1 pt.1 1995.)
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