Introduction to Red Book: Abbreviations

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This entry was originally written by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
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the Introduction to Red Book.
Vital Records
Census Records
Background Sources
Land Records
Probate Records
Court Records
Tax Records
Cemetery Records
Church Records
Military Records
Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
Archives, Libraries, and Societies
African American
Native American
Internet Resources
County Resources

The following abbreviations are used throughout the text:

AISI: Accelerated Indexing Systems International of Bountiful, Utah.

BLM: Bureau of Land Management (see GLO).

DAR: Daughters of the American Revolution.

FHL: Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

GLO: General Land Office (became the BLM in 1946).

IGI: International Genealogical Index.

M### (also T###): A capital T or M followed by a number is the reference for a National Archives microfilm.

NARA: National Archives and Records Administration.

OCLC: On-line Computer Library Center.

USGS: United States Geological Survey.

WPA: Works Progress Administration (also Work Projects Administration).