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Genealogy Dictionary

quadroon
A child of a mulatto and white heritage. A person who is 1/4th African.
Quaker
A person who followed the teachings of the Society of Friends.
query
A request for information. A query is usually in the form of a letter or electronic mail sent to another researcher or an organization to determine if specific information exists, and possibly request a photocopy of the source document. See Topic: Writing Queries.
quitclaim deed
Transfer of land or claim without guaranteeing a clear title.
quit rent roll
In early Virginia, this was a list of those who paid the King in exchange for the right to live on and farm property.
quod vide
Directs the reader to look in another part of the book for further information.
q. v.
See Quod Vide.

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