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A to ZAX: A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists & Historians

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Virtually anyone doing genealogical or historical research in English-language records pertaining to America will find this compilation of words and phrases useful. It is not limited to a particular time period, geographical area, or ethnic group but to all aspects of the country's settlement. Among the terms included are medical, legal, religious, relational, colloquial, ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Hearthside Pr
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Granny
Feb 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: genealogists, historians, lovers of archaic words
If you are a professional genealogist or just your family's historian, this book is very, very helpful. The sub-title is "A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists and Historians," and that is an accurate description.

Terms have changed and can drive a researcher crazy. When is a "cousin," not a cousin? What the heck is a "cousin german" when your family came from Ireland? Was your great-grandpappy a "knockknobbler?" What is the difference between a "consort" and a "relict?" As a professional g
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