Legal Terms

These are common terms we find when doing family research. This list is by no means all inclusive. If you have comments, a better definition, or additional terms, please contact me at the email below. David Hamby has given us some of the definitions. Most of the abbreviations came from the Bryan research list. a.a.s.: …

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Below are common diseases found on death records. Disease Name – Symptoms, description Apoplexy – Paralysis due to stroke Brain Fever – Meningitis Bright’s Disease – Chronic inflammatory disease of kidneys Child bed fever – Infection following birth of a child Cholera – Acute severe contagious diarrhea with intestinal lining sloughing Cholera morbus – Characterized …

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