The RootsChat Reference Library
The RootsChat Reference Library is a collection of lists, catalogues and database projects
that can help you in your Family History researches.
More information about these projects, with tips and discussions, can be
found in various forum topics in the
Technical Help » Reference Library board.
Click on an item below for more information.
The RootsChat LEXICON of Genealogical Terms, Phrases and Abbreviations
Here you can find explanations and discussions about some "often asked about" Words,
Phrases and Abbreviations found in Genealogy and Family History. These may be in Census
images, BMD Certificates, Parish Registers, Wills, military documents or other sources.
You can search for terms alphabetically, or according to category.
The links in the lexicon and catalogues point to RootsChat topics, where these terms are explained and discussed.
Some of these topics supply other links to topics or external sites with more information.
Since RootsChat started in December 2003 we now have
over 4.8 million postings in over 214.000 topics (*)
on a variety of subjects.
If you have a question for RootsChat, then it's more than likely that someone has an answer for you.
You can use the Search RootsChat button, at the top of every page, to find an answer,
but the the search engine is not very specific and you may have "too many" answers.
Try searching the Reference Library to see if answers to your questions can be found here ...
And if not, you can still try the RootsChat Search :)
Still not found the answer ??? No Problem !!!
Just post a new topic on the relevant board - RootsChatters love to help. :)
(*) March 2015
If you have any suggestions how we can make our Reference Library even more useful,
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Topic: RootsChat Reference Library - Feedback and Suggestions