Genealogy Abbreviations & Acronyms A-F

Genealogy Abbreviations & Acronyms A-F
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:


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

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