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#1 RobJ

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:57 PM

After seeing multiple forms of Ancestry.com, shorter and longer, and being too lazy to write out the longer forms, I thought it might be useful to have an agreed list for RM forum users of abbreviations for the more common names we use.  I'm in no way trying to tell people what to use.  Anyone can write them any way they like.  But if someone is wondering what a good shortcut would be, here's a suggested list.

 

If you prefer something different, no problem, suggest it.  I'll edit this, and use whatever seems to have a consensus.  Yes, A is short, but so what, it's frequently needed, clear in context, without a conflict (and saves typing!).  The only ones that are brand new are A and TS.

 

RM - RootsMagic (the company, or assumed to be the current version of the software)

RM6 - RootsMagic version 6

TS - TreeShare

Db - Database, e.g., RMDb

 

FS - FamilySearch

FSFT - FamilySearch Family Tree

FSID - Family Search ID

 

A - Ancestry.com

AMT - Ancestry Member Tree

FTM - FamilyTreeMaker

MH - MyHeritage

FAG - FindAGrave

BG - BillionGraves

FMP - FindMyPast

TMG - The Master Genealogist

PH - Personal Historian

FO - Family Origins



#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

I'll take your TS and raise you two.

 

FSFT - FamilySearch Family Tree

FSID - Family Search ID


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#3 RobJ

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:31 PM

Thank you Renee!  I've added them.

 

  ( Sounds like you're a gamer!  :) )



#4 TomH

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:00 PM

AMT - Ancestry Member Tree
Db - Database, e.g., RMDb

Tom user of RM7550 FTM2017 Ancestry.ca FamilySearch.org FindMyPast.com
SQLite_Tools_For_Roots_Magic_in_PR_Celti wiki, exploiting the database in special ways >>> RMtrix-tiny.png app, a bundle of RootsMagic utilities.


#5 Renee Zamora

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:20 AM

LOL, not a gamer it just popped into my head.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:04 PM

Thank you Tom, I've added them.  I've seen AMT a couple of times, and thought it might be Ancestry related from the context, but could not figure out what the M and T were for.

 

Of course, how useful the list will be depends on how widespread the usage is.  No one can control the language of a culture.