|A few years ago,
we were stumped by a string of letters in an obituary.
After trying several approaches to finding out what they meant, we
discovered that they were an abbreviation for the name of an
organization -- a lodge, in this case (but it could have been a
labor union, a company, a political group, a fraternity, a military
organization, a church order, or a host of others). We
wrote that one down for future reference, and then we wrote down
another, and another, and before we knew it, we had the makings of
a list of organizations that were (or are) known by their initials
or an acronym.
It occurred to us that other people
might have the same problem we did. So, we decided to put our
little list online. We were right.
People do need to do this kind of lookup occasionally. And the
list isn't little anymore!
to view the PDF file of our
organizations, old ones and ones that are still in existence
today, that are or were known and referred to principally (or
frequently) by their initials or an acronym.
If you haven't a clue what
E.O.M.A. was, or whether you would be more apt to join the I.O.D.
(or, perhaps, eat it for dinner), this frequently updated PDF file
is for you.
Simply click on
organizations to see it! It's a free tool for historians
and genealogists from Between the Lakes Group. (The current version
is 2.95, updated 12/12/2013)
Needless to say, we also hope that you will consider
purchasing our history and genealogy CD-ROMS and downloads. Your purchases
of the historical resources we sell make it possible for us to keep this particular resource free
and to continually add to it.
to view our catalog, and
to visit our search page (where you can do a
free lookup in the many indexes and summaries that we make available of the
material we publish) -- but your use of these
is free regardless.).
to go to our page of free research material.