HELPFUL INFORMATION

We hope that our visitors will find the information listed below helpful when doing research on this web site. We have compiled the information from several locations within this site. Some of this information will be indicative to all research pages, however, other information may be limited to specialized information such as: Cemetery, Marriage, Biography and Newspapers. Additions, corrections, comments, complaints and compliments should be submitted to: Betty Miller and Betty Phillips. This information will be updated periodically as it becomes available.

ABBREVIATIONS:

Family Relationships/Personal Information

Father of ................................. f/o

Mother of ................................ m/o

Brother of ................................ b/o

Daughter of .............................. d/o

Son of ....................................... s/o

Sister of .................................... st/o

Infant of ..................................... i/o

Wife of ...................................... w/o

Husband of .............................. h/o

Grandfather of ............................ gf/o

Grandmother of ......................... gm/o

Additional great grandparent ..... g

Date of Birth ............................. b

Date of Death ........................... d

Married .................................... m

Divorced or Divorce Date ......... dd

Formerly Known as .................. nee

Circa ........................................ ca (comes after a date usually in parenthesis, means "about" or "around". )

Clubs, Fraternities, Professions or other memberships:

Order of Freemasons ......................................................... OFM

Order of the Eastern Star ................................................... OES

International Order of Odd Fellows ................................... IOOF

Ordained Minister ............................................................... OM

Minister of the Gospel ........................................................ MG

Woodsmen of the World .................................................... WOW

Attorney/Lawyer .................................................................. Atty

Doctor of Medicine ............................................................. MD

Doctor of Osteopathy ......................................................... DO

Doctor (not specified) ......................................................... Dr.

Road and Highway Designations:

Interstate Highways ............................................... I - ??

State Highway ........................................................ SH

Highway Unspecified Type ................................... Hwy

Van Zandt County Road ........................................ VZCR

Other County Roads (in other counties) .............. CR

Farm to Market Road ............................................ FM

Military/War

United States Army ......................................................................... USA

United States Army Retired .......................................................... USARet

United States Air Force ................................................................. USAF

United States Air Force, Retired .................................................. USAFRet

United States Navy ......................................................................... USN

United States Navy, Retired .......................................................... USNRet

United States Marine Corps ......................................................... USMC

United States Marine Corps, Retired .......................................... USMCRet

United States Coast Guard .......................................................... USCG

United States Coast Guard, Retired ........................................... USCGRet

Merchant Marines .......................................................................... MM

Private ............................................................................................ Pvt

Private First Class ........................................................................ PFC

Corporal ........................................................................................ Cpl

Sergeant ........................................................................................ Sgt

Staff Sergeant .............................................................................. SSgt

Gunnery Sergeant ........................................................................ GSgt

Tech Sergeant .............................................................................. TSgt

Major ............................................................................................. Maj

Lieutenant ..................................................................................... Lt

Captain .......................................................................................... Capt

General .......................................................................................... Gen (with Roman Numerals for each star as in: Gen1 for 1 star)

Seaman 1st Class ........................................................................ S1

Seaman 2nd Class ....................................................................... S2

Ensign .......................................................................................... Ens

Commanding Officer .................................................................... CO

Airman First Class ........................................................................ A1st

Company ....................................................................................... Co

Regiment ........................................................................................ Rgmt

Battalion ......................................................................................... Btn

Technician ...................................................................................... TEC

Artillery ............................................................................................ Artly

Cavalry ............................................................................................ Cav

Confederate States of America ................................................... CSA (marked on headstones or just known-to-be)

Union Army (Grand Army of the Republic) .................................. UA

World War I ..................................................................................... WWI

World War II .................................................................................... WWII

Purple Heart .................................................................................... PH

Congressional Medal of Honor .................................................... CMH

Locations:

State ................................................................... st (each state has it's own abbreviation assigned by the USPostal Service too)

County ................................................................ co

City ...................................................................... cty/mun (for municipality)

Community ......................................................... comm

Pacific ................................................................ Pac

Atlantic ................................................................ Atl

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This page last updated 19 January 2009

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