This acronym came from Randy Seaver. It may be in common use but I had not heard it before.
MRUA: Most recent unknown ancestor which Randy explained “ is the person with the lowest number on your Pedigree Chart or Ahnentafel List that you have not identified a last name for, or a first name if you know a surname but not a first name.”
I received this message on Facebook from my genimate Lilian today.
“Jill Ball, this is for you, to add to your genealogy dictionary.
(I have a sore ankle and am ‘resting’ and a cousin recommended this.)
RICE …. Research, Index, Confirm and Excel”
I was thrown for a while when I saw the subject line of Randy Seaver’s latest Saturday Night Genealogy Fun “How Many “Mary LNU” Persons in Your Family Tree?“
As I read through the post I learnt what Randy’s acronym stood for. Randy said “I have many females in my family tree database without a last name. One of those female first names is “Mary.” Do you have situations like this, where you don’t know the surname of some females? [I call them LNU persons – Last Name Unknown.]”
I have a long list of LNUs in my database how about you?
As its website states Genuki “provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.”
Take a look at http://www.genuki.org.uk/index.php
GPS : Genealogists positioning system. Used by widowers to find lost genies in archives, cemeteries, libraries etc.
BBC – A time when families were large. ie Before Birth Control.
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Pauleen had some mighty aspirations for 2012. She outlined them in a blogpost here.
The PROWLS were:
Make sure you read the whole blog post
What will your PROWLS be for 2016?