A Genealogist's Dictionary:

This list is in no way complete, and most people will have different needs and interests as far as subjects go. One person might be most interested by Scandinavian terms or traditions, while another might need to know Latin and Legal terms. Don’t assume that simply because it is not on this list, I felt it unimportant, these are merely the terms I’ve run across in my own Genealogical Pursuits.

I will be infrequently adding more, so if you have words you think I should add to this list, feel free to let me know.

Updated February 25, 2011

Ab - Aunt

Bachelor - Brit Milah

Cajun - Cymru

d’Aboville Numbers - DAR

Eire - Extract

Foster - Foundling

Galicia - Gregorian Calendar

Hebrew Calendar - Husband

Illegitimate - Issue

Julian Calendar


Late - Luddite

Mac - Migration

Namesake - Nickname

Obituary - Orphan

Parent - Prussia

Quaker - Quitclaim

Scots-Irish - Surname

Toponym - Troubles, The


Widow/Widower - Will


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About this blog

This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.