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Genealogy Glossary

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Here you find a glossary of genealogical terms. For terms appearing in Gramps see Gramps Glossary.

Anglicisation
process of making something English
DNA
  1. acronym: deoxyribonucleic acid
  2. a nucleic acid that carries genetic information
Family Tree
  1. generic: a representation of Genealogical data
  2. in Gramps: a set of Genealogical data collected into a database file
GEDCOM
  1. acronym: Genealogy Data Communication
  2. a format for exchanging genealogy data
genealogy
  1. the organized historical accounting of the descent of something that can be traced from an progenitor
  2. the study of ancestral and descendant lines
LDS IGI
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes abbreviated as LDS) International Genealogical Index (IGI) reference identification system. The Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource File, and International Genealogical Index are records systems in the LDS system.
matronym
personal name based on the name of one's mother
patronym
personal name based on the name of one's father
Romanization
linguistic representation of a word in the Roman (Latin) alphabet