[APG Public List] Citing a manuscript

Larry Boswell laboswell at rogers.com
Sat Nov 27 17:24:20 MST 2010


Now if you'd asked me the odds on that I'd have said 'astronomical'.   Very interesting!

Didn't realize that about Indiana (which I'm looking at right now) and Iowa, will watch for it.


thanks, that's a good reminder that all things are possible in genealogy!

Larry

On 2010-11-27, at 2:12 PM, LikinsGenes at aol.com wrote:

> Larry wrote:
>  
> > mn is Minnesota but also Mongolia (not going to be a lot of confusion in genealogical  circles for that one but....).
>  
> I can't resist mentioning that my two oldest children were born in Minnesota, but my youngest was born in Mongolia. (I'm not making this up.) If confusion can happen, it probably eventually will. Since it is difficult to know what an abbreviation might mean to someone else (especially in the future), it seems to me safe to spell out the place name whenever possible. Another example is that Indiana was often abbreviated as "Ia." in the mid 1800s, but now IA stands for Iowa. I was thrown off by that one myself.
>  
> Andy Likins
> Colorado Springs, CO

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