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Using a city directory or census, you need to know the common abbreviations used to know what your ancestor's occupation once was.

Abbreviations of Occupations

[tintype portrait of a bearded carpenter or shipwright, smoking a pipe, and holding a large square, compass, and the head of a large adze. A saw also leans against his leg]

Picture of a carpenter sawing a beam "the time of Charles V in the year 1372".   (Source of illumination: Gallica BNF)

Picture of a carpenter sawing a beam "the time of Charles V in the year (Source of illumination: Gallica BNF)

Logging Railroad | press and Charlie Brommer info. | Doane Valley shops, logging railroad ...

Chuck Doan photos: Doane Valley shops, logging railroad repair shop diorama - scale model Features many of Charlie Brommers (CHB Models) amazing O scale machinery kits and detail parts. Track gauge is scale, 3 feet between the rails.

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