Genealogy Acronyms

Genealogy Acronyms

We help you decipher the alphabet soup and figure out all those genealogy acronyms.

? AC: Accredited Genealogist

? AGLL; American Genealogical Lending Library

? APG: Association of Professional Genealogists

? ASG: American Society of Genealogists

? BCG: Board for Certification of Genealogists

? BIA: Bureau of Indian Affairs

? BLM: Bureau of Land Management

? CAILS: Certified American Indian Lineage Specialist

? CALS: Certified American Lineage Specialist

? CDIB: Certified degree of Indian blood

? CG: Certified Genealogist

? CGI: Certified Genealogical Instructor

? CGL: Certified Genealogical Lecturer

? CGRS: Certified Genealogical Record Specialist

? DAB:Dictionary of American Biography

? DAR: Daughters of the American Revolution

? DAV: Disabled American Veterans

? FARC: Federal Archives and Records Center

? FASG; Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists

? FF: First Families organization

? FGRA: Family Group Record Archives

? FGS: Federation of Genealogical Societies

? FHC: Family History Center

? FHL: Family History Library

? FHLC: Family History Library catalog

? CAR: Grand Army of the Republic

? GLO: General Land Office

? IGHR: Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research

? LDS: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

? LOC: Library of Congress

? NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

? NEH: National Endowment for the Humanities

? NEHGS or HISGEN: New England Historic Genealogical Society

? NGS: National Genealogical Society

? NHPRC: National Historical Publications and Records Commission

? NUCMC:National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections

? PRO: Public Record Office of the United Kingdom

? SAR: Sons of the American Revolution

From Family Tree Magazine‘s November 2003 Trace Your Family History.

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