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
GEDCOM
  1. acronym: Genealogy Data Communication
  2. a format for exchanging genealogy data
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