Genealogy Abbreviations & Acronyms G-Z

Genealogy Abbreviations & Acronyms G-Z
Abbreviations & Acronyms for Genealogy
(Taken from the Association of Professional Genealogist website)

Here are some Abbreviations & Acronyms that you might come across when doing your genealogical research:


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.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.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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