The Kansans and Whence They Came – Conventions
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Source Citation:
Richard Wilson, "", The Kansans and Whence They Came, Internet: (accessed ), < sites.rootsweb.com/~wilsweik/conventions.htm >.

These conventions have been adopted throughout this work:

  1. Surnames of all family members and relevant others throughout the text are written in bold using small-caps, for example Wilson.
  2. Names of all direct ancestors of the author are written with a double underline, for example James Lee Wilson.
  3. AbbrevDefinitionDescription
    abt.about
    aft.after
    bef.before
    bet.between
    c.circaAbout, referring to an approximate date, such as c.1900.
    Cem.cemetery
    Co.county
    et aland othersUsed in writing or legal papers to avoid a long list of names.
    Twp.townshipA subdivision of a county.
    &c.et ceteraAnd so on, an archaic version of etc.
    (    )parenthesesIndicates a woman's maiden name, often when her married name is also given, for example Permelia (Ridge) Wilson. If empty, the maiden name is unknown.
    [    ]square bracketsIndicates compiler's corrections, comments, or notes.
    {    }braces, or
    curly brackets
    Indicates a translation from a language other than English.
    <    >arrowsIndicates a link to another page or external website.
    *asteriskWhen following a name, denotes an individual whose stated relationship was found in a secondary source. The existence of this person has been verified by a primary source, however, this primary source does not confirm their relationship.
    **double asterisksWhen following a name, denotes an individual whose stated relationship was found in a secondary source. Neither the existence nor the stated relationship has been verified by a primary source. These names come from generally trustworthy secondary sources, but further research is required.