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fam. (abbreviation)
family.
family group sheet
a family group sheet is a form which presents genealogical information about a nuclear family -- a husband, a wife, and their children. A family group sheet usually includes birth dates and places, death dates and places, and marriage dates and places. Family Tree Maker for Windows can help you create family group sheets for your family.
family pedigrees
in general, family pedigrees refer to family group sheets that are linked in a computer system. When you access an individual's family group sheet in a linked pedigree, you also access all of the records that are linked to that individual.
family histories/genealogies
family histories and genealogies are books which detail the basic genealogical facts about one or more generations of a particular family.
FamilySearch
you can find FamilySearch computers at the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or at one of the branch Family History Centers. The FamilySearch computer contains several databases of information: the Social Security Death Index, the Military Index, the Ancestral File, and the International Genealogical Index. You can use these resources to search for information about your family members right on the computer. You can also use the FamilySearch computer to look up items in the Family History Library Catalog. Because of the popularity of the FamilySearch computer, many Family History Centers require you to sign up for a time slot in advance. FamilySearch is also now available on the Internet through the Web site of the LDS Church.
fee simple
an inheritance having no limitations or conditions in its use.
feme
female, woman, or wife.
feme sole
unmarried woman or a married woman with property independent of her husband.
fortnight
two weeks.
FR (abbreviation)
family register.
freedman
male released from slavery; emancipated person.
freeman
male of legal age with the right to vote, own land and practice a trade.
free man of color
black man who was free from birth or later in life.
full age
age of majority; legal age; adult (legal age varied according to place and current law).


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