Branscomb/Branscum Genealogy

The Genealogy of
Richard Branscomb
of Brunswick County, Virginia,
and a Number of his Descendants

by Fred Tubbs






Abbreviations and symbols used in the Branscomb genealogy Web site

AIS Accelerated Indexing System, an alphabetical list of names from early U. S. Censuses and similar records as maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
a.k.a. also known as
b. born
bap. baptized
bur. buried
ca. circa (around; used for dates)
CEB Branscom, Branscome, Branscomb, Branscombe, by Cletie Elroy Branscome
cem. cemetery
d. died
div. divorced
DOB date of birth
DOD date of death
d/o daughter of
d. y. died young
FGS family group sheet (provides genealogical data)
gd/o granddaughter of
gs/o grandson of
JCHF Johnson County, Illinois, History & Families
md. married
prob. probably
s/o son of
Twp township
ZB or ZB* "Zed's Bible"; genealogical information from a family Bible which was formerly owned by Zaddock Wilson and which contained information about the descendants of Edmond and Nancy Branscomb.
more research is needed

S, T and R in a construction such as S31 T11N R12W = section, township and range according to the Federal System of Rectangular Surveys. The townships are squares six miles on a side numbered vertically starting from a designated base line. Ranges are also squares six miles on a side showing locations east and west of a designated principal meridian. Thus T11N R12E designates the township which begins 66 miles (=11x 6 miles )north of the base line and 72 miles (=12 x 6 miles) east of the designated principal meridian. Each square six miles on a side is divided into 36 numbered sections of one square mile each. (The E, W, N and S may be omitted if there is no ambiguity.)

The conventional two-letter abbreviations are used for the fifty states of the Union. Meanings for widely used abbreviations such as N. B., ibid. , op. cit. , and q.v. , may be found in any unabridged dictionary of the English language.

Copyright 2004
Frederick B. Tubbs

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