How to Read and Interpret the Potts Database Search Results

Last Revised:  September 18 , 2010

Individual's Vitals Fields Explanations

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Source, Other, and Number Fields Notations

The field labeled "Source" contains the source(s) of the information for the database entry. Notations and abbreviations are explained below. Additional source information is often also found in otherwise unused fields.

20 Gen - Twenty Generations Of Potts - 1405 to 2001
A correspondent's name - e.g., Smith, Brown, Adams, etc.
BAW - Looking Back - The Alexander/Wells Families by Bonnie Alexander Wells
BBW - The Thomas Potts Family of South Carolina by Becky (Bennett) Wallace
BI-VRI - LDS British Isles Vital Records Index (Births or Marriages)
CD-### - Genealogical information on CD-ROM no. ###
CDP - The Family of Charles Dawes Potts by Allen Lee Potts
Cem. - Cemetery information
Census or Cen. - Census data
Ch. Register - Church Register
DAR - Daughters of the American Revolution lineage records
DSW - The Potts Family of Westmoreland, Indiana, and Nearby Counties by Douglas S. Wilson
Eng_Wales c. - England and Wales christenings
Grave Search -
GWP - A History of the Potts Family, compiled by Geoffrey William Potts, transcript by Barry Douglas Potts
IRAD - Illinois Regional Archives Depository documents
ISGS - Illinois State Genealogical Society documents
JIP - The Potts Family Descendants of Oswald Potts, compiled by J. Ivan Potts
JP - Jonathan Potts, 1714-1785, his ancestors and descendants by Joseph J. Reichel
KPM - David Potts - A Soldier of the American Revolution, compiled by Katherine Potts MacDonald
LDS, LDS FHL, LDS FHC - Latter Day Saints Family History Library/Center, Marr.dat, Mar.dta - Marriage Data from published or other sources
MEM - Memorial to Thomas Potts Jr. who settled in Pennsylvania by Mrs. Thomas Potts James [Isabella (Batchelder) James]
NA-VRI - LDS North American Vital Records Index (Births or Marriages)
OldPendleton - Old Pendleton District, South Carolina Database of Individuals
PBP - The Potts Branch of the Price family tree by John Charles Price
PFG - Potts family genealogical data, LDS Family History Library
PFH - Potts Family History by Clara Ethel Potts
PFM - Potts Family miscellaneous genealogical data by Thos. Maxwell Potts (1907)
PRS - Some of the Ancestors and Other Relatives of Elizabeth Ann Potts and Kenneth Chapman Potts, by Rinehart S. Potts
Qkr - Encyclopedia Of American Quaker Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw
Self - Information from the individual himself/herself
SSDI - Social Security Administration Death Index
TPF - The Potts Family compiled by Thomas Maxwell Potts (1901)
TPF Supp - Potts Family Miscellanea by Thomas Maxwell Potts (1907)
TPF & Supp - Both of the above.
TPS - Thomas Potts (Shield) - And Related Families, compiled by Gloria (Potts) Stracke (1980)
TPSS - Supplement to Thomas Potts [Shield] - And Related Families, comp. by Gloria (Potts) Stracke (1991)
WFT - World Family Tree CD-ROMs, Broderbund Software (now owned by

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