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What Did They Mean By That? A Dictionary of Historical and Genealogical Terms, Old and New
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What Did They Mean By That? A Dictionary of Historical and Genealogical Terms, Old and New. Paul Drake, J.D. Hardbound, (2000), rep 2009 Illus., 334 pp.
The family historian must seek out the records of the merchants, courts, legislators, and churches, as well as the everyday expressions of the common men and women, all the while striving to remain aware that just as we have created words like television, computer, microwave oven, automobile, space station, gigabyte, and airplane, and set aside words as ticking and icebox, stadle, and squabpie, our ancestors had to do the same. Mr. Drake, retired lawyer and teacher, and veteran genealogist, writes with a pleasing style that is entertaining and educational. D2500 ISBN: 0-7884-2500-5