Thursday, May 16, 2013

First Name Abbreviations

This article appearing in a recent issue of Genealogy In Time Magazine gives information on a subject you don’t see too often; that is, abbreviations used for first names.

Sometimes when those abbreviations are used, they can confound a name search. I ran into such a problem until I figured out that “Jno” was an abbreviation for “John.”

The list you find at the link may be worth keeping handy.

List of First Name Abbreviations

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