Glossary of Genealogy Terms

Glossary of Genealogy Terms beginning with C :

Compiled by Daniel H. Burrows
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CENSUS - Official enumeration, listing or counting of citizens.

CERTIFIED COPY - A copy made and attested to by officers having charge of the original and authorized to give copies

CHAIN - See measurements

CHATTEL - Personal property which can include animate as well as inanimate properties

CHRISTEN - To receive or initiate into the visible church by baptism; to name at baptism; to give a name to

CIRCA - About, near, or approximate — usually referring to a date

CIVIL WAR - War between the States; war between North and South, 1861-1865

CODICIL - Addition to a will

COLLATERAL ANCESTOR - Belong to the same ancestral stock but not in direct line of descent; opposed to lineal such as aunts, uncles & cousins

COMMON ANCESTOR - Ancestor shared by any two people

CONFEDERATE - Pertaining to the Southern states which seceded from the U.S. in 1860 - 1, government and citizens

CONSANGUINITY - Blood relationship

CONSORT - Usually, a wife whose husband is living


COUSIN - Relative descended from a common ancestor, but not a brother or sister

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Essential Business Letters Index

Glossary of Genealogy Terms

Letter Asking A Donation
Letter Asking A Favor
Letter Asking for More Details
Letter Asking for Donations
Letter Denying of Dealership
Letter for Change of Address
Letter for Distributorship
Letter for Employment
Letter for Hotel Reservation
Letter for Letter of Credit
Letter for Line of Credit
Letter for Product Launch
Letter for Promotion
Letter for Retirement Congrats
Letter for Scholarship
Letter for Settlement of Bill
Letter for Tender
Letter for Testimonial
Letter of Agreement
Letter of Assurance
Letter of Credit
Letter of Enquiry
Letter of Order
Letter of Persuasion
Letter of Sympathy
Letter Offering Discount
Letter Related to Advertisement
Letter Related to Despatch
Letter Related to Training
Letter to A Foreign Buyer
Letter to Pen-Friend
Letter to Police
Letter with Order
Letter with Quotation
Letter Writing
Letters about Company Shares
Letters by Clubs and Societies
Letters by Landlords & Tenants
Letters for Appointment of Dealers
Letters for Business Relations
Letters for Buying and Selling
Letters for Credit & Collection
Letters for Foreign Travel
Letters for Lease & Tenancy
Letters for Loan & Borrowing
Letters for Transfer & Assignment
Letters for Insurance
Letters Noting Discrepancy
Letters of Condolence & Sorrow
Letters of Regret
Letters Regarding Maintenance
Letters Regarding Payment
Letters Related to Employees
Letters to Local Corporation
Letters to Postal Authorities
Letters to The Editor
Letters Used in Real Estate
Letters With Postal Department
Letters With Railways Authorities

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