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Definition: A summary of the text of a document, which does not include every word or punctuation mark, but still includes all essential details. Names, places, etc. are still be written exactly as they appeared in the original document, with corrections or comments included in square brackets after the word.

Pronunciation: [ab-strakt] • (noun)  

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Genealogy Research & Records
Tips for locating, transcribing and using old genealogical records, both online and off - including probate, census, land, vital and other records.


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