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Genelaogy Dictionary

E. D.
See Enumeration District.
elecution
An expert way of speaking involving control of voice and gesture.
elecutionist
A public speaker trained in voice production, gesture, and delivery.
emancipated
Freed from slavery or from the parent's control; of legal age.
emigrant
A person who leaves a country to live in another. See Also: Immigrant.
enumeration
The process by which people are listed or counted for purposes of a census.
enumeration district
A geographic area established for each census in the U.S., beginning in 1880, to manage the data collection process. This number is used to find individual entries in the census returns using the index records created by the WPA project.
enumerator
The person who records information for a census. Early in U.S. history an Assistant Marshall performed these duties.
epidemic
A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease where many people are infected at the same time. See Also: Pandemic.
estate
Assets and liabilities of a decedent, including land, personal belongings and debt.
et
and, both.
etiam
also, besides, again.
etiquette
See Genealogy Etiquette.
ethics
See Genealogy Ethics.
et al
and others — usually used to indicate an obvious group of things such as all members of a family.
et ux
and wife — may be written as et uxor.
event
A situation, such as a birth, marriage, graduation, etc. in the life of a person.
evidence Any kind of proof, such as testimony, records, certificates, material objects, etc. used to document that a specific event occurred or a fact is true.
ex
from.
executor
The person named in a will and appointed by the court to carry out the provisions of the will.
executrix
A female executor.

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