If your first foray into virtual yard sales seems more like code breaking than shopping, you're not alone.
Learning the lingo is a crucial part of buying and selling on Craigslist, Varage Sale, and Facebook yard sales.
Abbreviations for countries - Roots Web, up-to-date country code standard.
As they seem to become accepted usage in genealogy.
The programs of PAF (by the LDS), ancestors (Evertons), Family tree, Legacy 7.5 are the standard's of Genealogical data entry - their abbreviations are the "accepted standard" so to speak.
If you offer to come today but the seller is out of town, she might respond AFH and suggest tomorrow instead.
AIR – As I Recall If you ask about the age or origin of an object, for example, the seller might add AIR to his answer if he's not certain he's remembering correctly.
I was taught IF IN DOUBT - DO NOT abbreviate - or if you feel that the abbreviation may be taken out of context or misconstrued - - in using/coping sourcing - do not change abbreviations to suite yourself.
copy it VERBATIM and changing no spellings and it you fell you just must change the information any changes you make should be placed within [...] it indicate the changes made to the original entry.It means the seller has no knowledge of it not working, but he's not guaranteeing that it does.AFH – Away from Home Let's say you've agreed to buy a piece of furniture that has to be picked up at the seller's home.This will be a listing of the ACCEPTED - genealogical abbreviations and Acronyms - found from various sites - Rootsweb/Ancestry.com, (which I think is now owned by Ancestry.com) - if you find another list - send me the link and i will check, verify, combine and add any additional items to the list.Also abbreviations used on census records - since they are generally and most generally used or copied over itnto a genealogy database.Public Service Announcement: Our different ways of writing dates as numbers can lead to online confusion.