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Abbreviations & Acronyms

A.A. Associate of Art
AAGRA Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents
AAS American Antiquarian Society
A/Dip. LAH Associate Diploma of Local and Applied History
AG Accredited Genealogist
AG:ABC American Genealogy: A Basic Course
AGRA Association of Genealogists and Record Agents
APGI Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland
APGQ Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly
APJG Association of Professional Jewish Genealogists
A.S. Associate of Science
ASG American Society of Genealogists
ASGRA Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives
B.A. Bachelor of Arts
B.A.Sc. Bachelor of Applied Science
B.B.A. Bachelor of Business Administration
BCG Board for Certification of Genealogists
B.D. Bachelor of Divinity
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts
BFHS British Family History Society
B.H.L. Bachelor of Hebrew Literature
B.L.S. Bachelor of Library Science
B.S.L.S. Bachelor of Science in Library Science
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science
B.S.C.E. Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
B.S.N.E. Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering
B.U.S. Bachelor of University Studies
BYU Brigham Young University
CG Certified Genealogist
CG(C) Certified Genealogist (Canada)
CGI Certified Genealogical Instructor
CGL Certified Genealogical Lecturer
CIG Computer Interest Group
CIGO Council of Irish Genealogical Organizations
DAR Daughters of the American Revolution
D.D. Doctor of Divinity
Dip FHS Diploma in Family Historical Studies
D.Min. Doctor of Ministry
DSDI Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence
DUVCW Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
D.V.M. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
FASG Fellow, American Society of Genealogists
FEEFS Federation of East European Family Societies
FGBS Fellow, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
FGSP Fellow, Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania
FHC Family History Center
FHS Family History Society
FNGS Fellow, National Genealogical Society
FSA Fellow, Society of Antiquaries (in England)
FSA Scot Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
FSAG Fellow, Society of Australian Genealogists
FSG Fellow, Society of Genealogists
FUGA Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association
GENTECH An organization dedicated to bridging GENealogy and TECHnology
GIMA Genealogical Institute of Mid-America (University of Illinois-Springfield)
GIT Genealogical Institute of Texas
GRINZ Dip.FH (Prof) Genealogical Research Institute of New Zealand-Diploma in Family History (Professional)
GSG Genealogical Speakers Guild
GSMD General Society of Mayflower Descendants
ICAPGen International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists
IGHR Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Samford University)
ISBGFH International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
ISFHWE International Society of Family History Writers and Editors
JGS Jewish Genealogical Society
LDS Latter-day Saints (The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints)
LL.B. Bachelor of Laws
M.A. Master of Arts
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
M.Div. Master of Divinity
M.H.L. Master of Hebrew Literature
M.L.I.S. Master of Library and Information Science
M.L.S. Master of Library Science
M.P.A. Master of Public Administration
M.S. Master of Science
M.S.L.I.S. Master of Science in Library and Information Science
M.S.L.S. Master of Science in Library Science
NEHGR New England Historic Genealogical Register
NEHGS New England Historic Genealogical Society
NIGR National Institute on Genealogical Research (National Archives)
NIGRAA National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association
NIGS National Institute for Genealogical Studies (Toronto)
NGS National Genealogical Society
NGSQ National Genealogical Society Quarterly
NSDAR National Society of the Daughters of
NSSAR National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
NYGBR New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
NYGBS New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
NZSG New Zealand Society of Genealogists
OFPA The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America
OISE Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto)
PalAm Palatines to America
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy
PLCGS Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies
PMP Project Management Professional
PRP Professional Registered Parliamentarian
Psy.D. Doctor of Psychology
SAR Sons of the American Revolution
SCV Sons of Confederate Veterans
SIG Special Interest Group
SLI Salt Lake Institute (of Genealogy)
SoG Society of Genealogists (United Kingdom)
SUVCW Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
TAG The American Genealogist
UDC United Daughters of the Confederacy
UELAC United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada



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