Just a little confused by family history abbreviations?
John Smith, bach; MS.
b: 1847 d: 1889
If you find an ancestor was “b 1847″ does this mean they were born or baptised in 1847?
What is the agreed abbreviation for buried, or if you find an ancestor in the records with the shortened word “bach” what does this indicate?
Or what does “do” mean?
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Answers: “b” means born, “bur” is used for buried, “bach” is bachelor and “do” is Ditto.