Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jargon

Ahnentafel, Banns, Dropsy, Gedcom, Messuage and Tenement are all terms that most family history researchers are familiar with.  

How many of these Genealogical terms beginning with "J" do you know?
Jack
Jackson White
Jarl
Jiereschieve
Joined Stool
Jointure
Jongleur
Julian Calendar
Jund
Justicar

You can find the meanings in the Rootsweb Dictionary of Genealogy & Archaic Terms

Additionally, FamilySearch provides a comprehensive list of Latin Genealogical terms and words to assist with research.

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14 comments:

  1. Well as I'm not in to genealogy they are all lost on me.

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  2. Lol. Thanks for reading my posts anyway.

    P.S. I didn't know any of the J terms either and looked them up.

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  3. Hmm, I recognized 3 of the J terms. I didn't realize Rootsweb has a dictionary of archaic terms. Usually I just Google but many times there is no satisfactory answer. Next time I'll know better to go straight to Rootsweb.

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    1. I am impressed Wendy! I think knowing 3 is excellent :)

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  4. I have heard of the Julian Calendar but couldn't tell you the difference. The rest I would have to look up.

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  5. What an interesting theme! Thanks for visiting my Blog.
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  6. The only one I recognized was Julian Calendar. All the rest looked like jibberish to me (another fun J word!). :-)

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Jocelyn. I look forward to reading your next contronym.

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  7. Just the Julian Calendar. Looks like I have some homework to do!

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    1. It is intriguing to see the way that language has changed over the years

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  8. Every business has it's own jargon. You have to educate yourself just to understand what is going on.

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