Glossary of Genealogy Terms

Glossary of Genealogy Terms beginning with P :

Compiled by Daniel H. Burrows
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PASSENGER LIST - A ships list of passengers, usually referring to those ships arriving in the from Europe

PATENT - Grant of land from a government to an individual

PATERNAL - Related to one’s father. Paternal grandmother is the father’s mother

PATRIOT - One who loves his country and supports its interests

PEDIGREE - Family tree; ancestry

PENSION - Money paid regularly to an individual, especially by a government as reward for military service during wartime or upon retirement from government service

PENSIONER - One who receives a pension

PERCH - See measurements

POLE - See measurements

POLL - List or record of persons, especially for taxing or voting

POST - Latin prefix meaning after, as in post-war economy

POSTERITY - Descendants; those who come after

POWER OF ATTORNEY - When a person in unable to act for himself, he appoints another to act in his behalf

PRE - Latin prefix meaning before, as in pre-war military build-up

PRE-EMOTION RIGHTS - Right given by the federal government to citizens to buy a quarter section of land or less

PROBATE - Having to do with wills and the administration of estates

PROGENITOR - A direct ancestor

PROGENY - Descendants of a common ancestor; issue

PROVED WILL - A will established as genuine by probate court

PROVOST - A person appointed to superintend, or preside over something

PROXIMO - In the following month, in the month after the present one

PUBLIC DOMAIN - Land owned by the government.

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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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