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AAGRA Australasian Assoc of Genealogists & Record Agents
Admons Letters of Administration    (mainly for those who don't leave wills)
ABGR Australian Biographical Genealogical Register    (published books)
AFFHO Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations
AFTC Australian Family Tree Connection    (magazine)
Ag lab Agricultural labourer
AGCI Australian Genealogical Computer Index    (for various Australian genealogical societies)
AGRA Assoc of Genealogists & Record Agents    (England)
AIGS Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies    (Melbourne)
AJCP Australian Joint Copying Project
AOT Archives Office of Tasmania
APG Association of Professional Genealogists
AQ Ancestral Quest    (genealogical software)
AWM Australian War Memorial
b born
bap /chr baptised / christened
BDM / BMD Births, Marriages and Deaths    (civil certificates)
BigR British Isles Genealogical Register
BK Brother's Keeper    (genealogical software)
BL British Library
BTs Bishops' Transcripts    (of parish registers)
c or circa approximately
CRO County Record Office    (UK)
CWGC Commonwealth War Graves Commission
d died
dob / dod Date of Birth / Date of death
DPS Dead Persons Society    (Genealogists who use computers)
FamilySearch family history section of LDS church
FFHC Federation of Family History Societies    (England)
FH Family Historian    (genealogical software)
FHC / FHL Family History Centre / Family History Library    (of LDS church)
FHS Family History Society
FRC Family Records Centre    (now GRO, London)
FTM Family Tree Magazine    (magazine - UK & US each have their own)
FTM Family Tree Maker    (genealogical software)
GEDCOM GEnealogical Data COMmunications    (a file format for transferring family history data)
GENUKI Genealogy website, portal to UK & Ireland information
GOONS Guild of One Name Studies
GRD Genealogical Research Directory
GRO General Register Office    (responsible for BDMs for England & Wales)
GSNT Genealogical Society of Northern Territory    (Darwin)
GSQ Genealogical Society of Queensland    (Brisbane)
GSV Genealogical Society of Victoria    (Melbourne)
GUM Genealogists Using Microcomputers    (Melbourne)
HAGSOC Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra
IGI International Genealogical Index    (developed by LDS, mainly baptisms and marriages & also researcher submissions)
IHGS Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies
instant. of the current month    ('of the 13th instant')
IRC International Reply Coupon    (from post office, redeemable for postage stamps in any country)
ISBN International Standard Book Number
JCP Joint Copying Project    (project copying Parish Registers by SAG & State Library of NSW)
LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints    (Mormons, have religious obligation to research their ancestors)
LMA London Metropolitan Archives
m married
MFT MacFamily Tree    (genealogical software)
MI Monumental Inscription    (on tombstones)
NAA National Archives of Australia
NAS National Archives of Scotland    (Edinburgh)
NLA National Library of Australia
NLNZ National Library New Zealand
NLS National Library of Scotland
NRAM National Register of Archives and Manuscripts    (New Zealand)
NRH New Register House    (Edinburgh, centre for Scottish BDM certificates & census)
NTAS Northern Territory Archives Service
NZSG New Zealand Society of Genealogists
ONS Office of National Statistics    (UK)
OPR Old Parish / Parochial Registers    (Scottish, before civil registration)
PAF Personal Ancestral File    (Genealogical Software from LDS church)
PR Parish Registers    (church records, mainly baptisms, marriages & burials)
PRO Public Record Office
PROV Public Record Office of Victoria
QFHS Queensland Family History Society    (Brisbane)
QSA Queensland State Archives
RY3 Relatively Yours 3    (genealogical software)
SAE / SSAE Self Addressed Envelope / Stamped Self Addressed Envelope
SAG Society of Australian Genealogists    (Sydney)
SAGHS South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society    (Adelaide)
SCAN Scottish Archives Network
SLC Salt Lake City    (Utah, headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)
SLNSW State Library New South Wales
SLQ State Library Queensland
SLSA State Library South Australia
SLV State Library Victoria
SLWA State Library Western Australia
SNP Single Nucleotide Polymorphism    (pronounced 'snip', a DNA sequence variation)
SoG Society of Genealogists    (London)
SRNSW State Records NSW    (state archives)
SROWA State Records of Western Australia    (state archives)
SRSA State Records of South Australia    (state archives)
St Caths St Catherine's House    (formerly Civil Registration centre for England & Wales, now known as GRO
STR Short Tandem Repeats    (DNA regions with short repeat units)
TFHS Tasmanian Family History Society
TMG The Master Genealogist    (genealogical software)
TNA The National Archives    (Kew, London)
URL Unique Record Locator    (website address)
UTP Unlock the Past
VAFHO Victorian Association of Family History Organisations
WAGS Western Australian Genealogical Society