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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Where to Find Explanations of Abbreviations in Books

Lauren asked Olive Tree Genealogy a question: "I found my Great-Grandfather, Harold Applegren, in this illinois city directory and noticed the number one in parentheses next to his name. What would that mean? I know that he lived with his parents, but I don't know if that symbol is related to that or not."

She included a screenshot:

Hi Lauren:

It would be very unusual for a book to not have an explanation of the abbreviations and terms used in the book. It is usually found at the front of the book. So in this case, you should scroll back to the start of the city directory and look for that explanation.


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