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R.C. (abbreviation)
Roman Catholic.
real property
land and anything attached to it, such as houses, building, barns, growing timber, growing crops, etc.
rec'd (abbreviation)
received.
receiver
person appointed by court to hold property until a suit is settled.
reconveyance
property sold to another person is transferred back to the original owner.
reeve
churchwarden; early name for sheriff in England.
reg. (abbreviation)
register.
relicta
widow.
relictus
widower.
relict
widow.
repud. (abbreviation)
repudiate.
res. (abbreviation)
residence; research.
researcher id card
All researchers using original records at the National Archives or National Archives regional centers must get a researcher ID card. If you just plan to use microfilmed records, you do not need to get an ID card. To get an ID card you will be asked to fill out an application. You should bring photo identification, such as a driver's license, school identification card, or passport on your first visit to the archives. Researcher ID cards are free of charge and are valid for two years. The ID card must be presented at each visit.
ret. (abbreviation)
retired.
Rev. (abbreviation)
reverend.
Rev. War (abbreviation)
Revolutionary War.
rustica
country girl
rusticus
country boy.

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