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Cannon Law refers to Laws of the Church.
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Affidavit refers to a written and signed statement sworn in front of a court officer.
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An Administrator is an appointee of the court who settles the estate of a deceased who died without leaving a will.
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A Collateral Ancestor is an ancestor NOT in the direct line of ascent, but coming from the same ancestral family.
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Consanguinity means blood relationship.
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D.S.P. (died sine prole) means died without offspring.
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ae. or aet. is the Latin abbreviation meaning "at the age of".
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a.k.a. or aka is the abbreviation for "also known as".
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An "alien" is a foreign-born resident of a country who has not been naturalized.
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An atlas is a collection of maps.
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In early American history, a cousin was a relative by blood or marriage of any degree outside the immediate family.
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In early American History, a daughter-in-law was a step-daughter or the wife of their son.
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A Gazetteer is a geographical dictionary.
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Genealogy is the study of the origins and descent of families.
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Lineal descendant means being in the direct line of descent from an ancestor.
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French Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries were known as Huguenots.
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A primary source is a record created at the time of, or shortly thereafter, an event or circumstance occurred.
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The term "relict" refers to a widow or widower.
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The Latin word "sic" used in a transcription indicates the preceding word has been transcribed exactly from the original.
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A secondary source may be material copied or compiled from other sources or written at a later date from memory.
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An "Ahnentafel" (German for Ancestor Table) chart is a version of a pedigree chart which is written out.
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Niece or nephew could refer to grandchildren. The word nephew means grandson in its original form.
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Mrs. or Mistress referred to a female person of higher social status than the neighbors. It did not mean she was or had been married. The terms for normal people were Goodman and Goodwife, abbreviated as Goody, followed by their surname. Many times these designations have been mistaken for first names.
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A brother or sister can be an in-law, fellow church member, or a step-sibling, as well as a blood relative (a full or half sibling). Brother-German refers to a full brother, rather than a half-sibling.
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Cousins used to refer to a niece or nephew, but could actually have been used to indicate any relationship. Cousin germain or cousin german refers to first cousin.
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A man called Jr. and a man called Sr. are not necessarily related. It just means that they had the same name and lived in the same town, and one was older than the other. Even if the are related, it may be as uncle and nephew or even older and younger brothers. Don't jump to conclusions.