Glossary of Genealogy Terms

Glossary of Genealogy Terms beginning with S :

Compiled by Daniel H. Burrows
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SHAKER - Member of a religious group formed in 1747 which practiced communal living and celibacy

SIBLING - Person having one or both parents in common with another; a brother or sister

SIC - Latin meaning thus; copied exactly as the original reads. Often suggests a mistake or surprise in the original

SON-IN-LAW - Husband of one’s daughter

SPINSTER - A woman still unmarried; or one who spins

SPONSOR - A bondsman; surety

SPOUSE - Husband or wife


STEP-BROTHER / STEP-SISTER - Child of one’s step-father or step-mother

STEP-CHILD - Child of one’s husband or wife from a previous marriage

STEP-FATHER - Husband of one’s mother by a later marriage

STEP-MOTHER - Wife of one’s father by a later marriage

SURNAME - Family name or last name.

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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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