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Abbreviations for Organizations

                A free tool for historians and genealogists       

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!

Organizations known by their initials to view the PDF file of our list of 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 list of organizations to see it!  It's a free tool for historians and genealogists from Between the Lakes Group.  (The current version is 2.985, updated 5/12/2015)


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. 

View our catalog to view our catalog, and  Search this website 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 research tools is free regardless.). 

And Free materials on this website to go to our page of free research material.


Remember:  your purchases of our CD-ROMs and downloads make your free use of this list of organization possible.








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