Words (and acronyms) tend to be ones you learn along the way, and make for interesting discoveries.
- LDS = Latter Day Saints or Mormons, who provide FamilySearch, indexing, and Family History Centres.
- BTs = Bishop's Transcripts = a copy of the vicar's registers, which can be very useful if the originals have been destroyed by accident.
- OPC = Online Parish Clerk = a person who has volunteered to collect as much genealogical data as they can about a certain parish (and their help is free, too). Learn more about them here.
- TIA = Thanks In Advance = don't forget to say thank you to the OPC!
"Taunton, Somalia" (town, another country)...