In a recent column on the Broomfield Enterprise website, columnist Julie Miller wrote about the importance of using dictionaries and other reference works when extracting information from historic documents. In her article " Right dictionaries key to understanding what you find," Julie gave examples of some useful dictionaries.
Terminology becomes even more important when genealogists are translating documents from one language to another. A period dictionary which includes all of the foreign words needed to translate a document may be difficult to locate. There are, however, websites such as Family Search, which include research articles and genealogy word lists.
Your local branch of the Springfield-Greene County Library can help you locate materials or websites to further your genealogical research.
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