Hola amigos: I found this Genealogical Dictionary where you can find lots of unusual terms defined. It’s a useful and entertaining reference where the authors spent many years researching, collecting and verifying definitions they were discovering while doing their genealogical work.
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You can go to Amazon where they give this description of the book: “The mystery of terms and abbreviations that many researchers face has been solved with this essential, quick-reference source geared to the needs of the genealogist.”
Ever wonder what an anaplerotic is?
How about a faldstool or a knockknobbier?
If you’ve ever run across strange words in historical records, Ancestry’s Concise Genealogical Dictionary can help. It defines a wide range of obscure legal and colloquial words and phrases that you may find when researching your family history.
In case you’re wondering:
Anaplerotic: “Medicine which promoted the healing process and helps renew flesh or wasted parts—often found in medical records.”
Faldstool: “A portable folding seat used by a bishop when visiting other churches; a portable stool or desk used in praying.”
Knockknobbier: “The person whose duty it was to chase dogs out of church if they became a nuisance.”