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Geographical Codes

The following are standard abbreviations employed to identify the United States and Canadian Provinces by their respective postal services. The other country and regional codes have been selected from the very useful and detailed Roots Surname List of Abbreviations.

This shorter list has been developed to be a key to the geographies that tend to be the focus of Members' Genealogical Research Interests page.

Country Codes (with links to regional codes)

AUS Australia AUT Austria BEL Belgium BMU Bermuda
CAN Canada CHI Channel Islands CHN China CZE Czech Republic
CSK Czechoslovakia DNK Denmark ENG England FIN Finland
FRA France DEU Germany GBR Great Britain HOL Holland
HUN Hungary IRL Ireland ITA Italy KEN Kenya
LUX Luxenburg LTU Lithuania MDA Moldavia NLD Netherlands
NIR Northern Ireland NZL New Zealand NOR Norway PHL Philippines
POL Poland ROM Romania RUS Russia SCT Scotland
ZAF South Africa SWE Sweden CHE Switzerland UKR Ukraine
UK United Kingdom UEL United Empire Loyalist USA United States VEN Venezuela
WLS Wales WW Worldwide  

 

Australia

ACT Australian Capital Territory NSW New South Wales NT Northern Territory QLD Queensland
SA South Australia TAS Tasmania VIC Victoria WA Western Australia

Canada

AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick
NF Newfoundland NS Nova Scotia NT Northwest Territories ON Ontario
QC Quebec PE Prince Edward Island SK Saskatchewan YK Yukon
AC Acadia  

Channel Islands

ALD Alderney GSY Guernsey JSY Jersey SRK Sark

England

AVN Avon BDF Bedfordshire BRK Berkshire BKM Buckinghamshire
CAM Cambridgeshire CHS Cheshire CLV Cleveland CON Cornwall
CUL Cumberland CMA Cumbria DBY Derbyshire DEV Devon or
Devonshire
DOR Dorset DUR Durham EAG East Anglia ERY East Riding
SXE East Sussex ESS Essex GLS Gloucestershire HAM Hampshire/
Hantshaving
HWR Hereford and
Worcester
HEF Herefordshire HRT Hertfordshire HUM Humberside
HUN Huntingdonshire IOW Isle of Wight KEN Kent LAN Lancashire
LEI Leicestershire LIN Lincolnshire LND London GTM Manchester,
Greater
MCA Mercia MSY Merseyside MDX Middlesex MID Midlands
NFK Norfolk NRY North Riding NYK North Yorkshire NTH Northampton
NBL Northumberland NTT Nottinghamshire OXF Oxfordshire/
Oxon
RUT Rutland
SAL Shropshire/Salop SOM Somerset SYK South Yorkshire STS Staffordshire
SFK Suffolk SRY Surrey SSX Sussex T&W Tyne & Wear
WAR Warwickshire WSX Wessex WMD West Midlands WRY West Riding
SXW West Sussex WYK West Yorkshire WES Westmoreland WIL Wiltshire
WOR Worcestershire YKS Yorkshire  

Germany

ELS Alsace/Elsaß ELS-LOT Alsace-Lorraine/
Elsasz-Lothringen
ANH Anhalt ANB-ANH Anhalt-Bernburg
AND-ANH Anhalt-Dessau ANK-ANH Anhalt-Köthen BAD Baden BAD-WUE Baden-Württenberg
BAY Bavaria/Bayern BER Berlin (Land in Bundesrepublik) BER-PRU Berlin, Stadt (city) BRG Brandenburg
BRU Braunschweig/
Brunswick
BRS-BAD Breisgau BRE Bremen OPRU East Prussia/
Ostpreußen
FRN-BAY Franconia/Franken FRK Frankfurt-Main HAM Hamburg HAN Hannover/Hanover
HES Hesse/Hessen HD-HES Hesse-Darmstadt/
Hessen-Darmstadt
HK-HES Hesse-Kassel/
Hessen-Kassel/
Electorate of Hesse/Kurhessen
HOM-HES Hessen-Homburg
HOH Hohenzollern HOS-SCN Holstein LAU Laünberg LPD Lippe-Detmold
LOT Lorraine/Lothringen NSAC Lower Saxony/Niedersachsen LUB Lübeck MST-MEC Meckenlenburg-
Strelitz
MEC Mecklenburg MEC- VPOM Mecklenburg-Hither (Western)
Pomerania/
Mecklenbury-
Vorpommern
MSC-MEC Mecklenburg-
Schwerin
MST-MEC Mecklenburg-
Strelitz
NAS Nassau NRHE-WFA Nordrhein-Westfalen/
North Rhine-
Westphalia
OBP-BAY Oberpfalz/
Upper Palatinate
OLD Oldenburg
PFA-BAY Palatinate/Pfalz POM-PRU Pomerania/Pommern POS-PRU Posen/Pozna'n PRU Preußen/Prussia
AL-RES Reuß altere Linie/Reuß Greiz JL-RES Reuß jüngere Linie (Reuß-Ebersdorf, Lobenstein, and -Schleiz) RES Reuß RHE-PRU Rheinland/
Rhineland
RHE-PFA Rheinland-Pfalz/
Rhineland-Palatinate
SAA Saarland SXM-THE Sachsen-Meiningen/
Saxe-Meiningen
SAC-PRU Sachsen (Provinz)/
Saxony (Prussian Province)
SAC Sachsen (Kgr. /Land in Bundesrepublik)/
Saxony (Kingdom/State)
SXW-THE Sachsen-Weimar/
Saxe-Weimar
SXG-THE Sachsen-Gotha-
Altenburg/
Saxe-Gotha-
Altenburg
SXC-THE Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha/
Sachsen-Coburg-
Saalfeld
SXA-THE Sachsen-Altenburg/
Saxe-Altenburg
SAC-ANH Sachsen-Anhalt/
Saxony-Anhalt
SXH-THE Sachsen-Hildburghausen/
Saxe- Hildburghausen
SLP Schaumburg-Lippe
SCI-PRU Schlesien/Silesia SCL-SCN Schleswig SCN Schleswig-Holstein SCH Schwarzburg
RUD-SCH Schwarzburg-
Rudolstadt
SON-SCH Schwarzburg-
Sondershausen
SUD Sudetenland THE Thüringen/Thuringia
WAL Waldeck/Waldeck und Pyrmont WPRU West Prussia/
Westpreußen
WFA-PRU Westfalen/
Westphalia
WUE Wùrttemberg/
Wurttemberg

Ireland

CAR Carlow CAV Cavan CLA Clare CNN Connaught
COR Cork DON Donegal DUB Dublin GAL Galway
KER Kerry KID Kildare KIK Kilkenny OFF Kings/Offaly
LEX Laois/Laoighis LEN Leinster LET Leitrim LEX Leix/Queens
LIM Limerick LOG Longford LOU Louth MAY Mayo
MEA Meath MOG Monaghan MUN Munster MEA Navan
ROS Roscommon SLI Sligo TIP Tipperary UIE Ulster
WAT Waterford WEM Westmeath WEX Wexford WIC Wicklow

Italy

Note that these are informal abbreviations until I find the official ones (Rootsweb hasn't posted any official ones)!
AB Abruzzo BA Bascilicata CA Campania EM Emilia-Romagna
FR Fruili-Venezia Guilia LA Lazio LI Liguria LO Lombardia
MA Marche MO Molise PU Pugilia SA Sardegna
SI Sicilia TO Toscana TR Trentino-Alto Adige UM Umbria
VA Valle D'Aosta VE Veneto  

Northern Ireland

ARM Antrim LDY Derry/Londonderry DOW Down FER Fermanagh
TYR Tyrone UGB Ulster  

Scotland

ABD Aberdeenshire ANS Angus ARL Argyllshire AYR Ayshire
BAN Banffshire BEW Berwickshire BOR Borders BUT Bute
CAI Caithness CEN Central (Scotland) CLK Clackmannanshire DFS Dumfriesshire
DGY Dumfries and Galloway DNB Dunbartonshire ELN East Lothian FIF Fifeshire
ANS Forfarshire GMP Grampian HLD Highland INV Inverness-shire
KCD Kincardineshire KRS Kinrossshire KKD Kirkcudbrightshire LKS Lanarkshire
LTN Lothian MLN Midlothian MOR Moray NAI Nairnshire
OKI Orkney Isles PEE Peebleshire PER Perthshire RFW Renfrewshire
ROC Ross & Cromarty ROX Roxburghshire SEL Selkirkshire SHI Shetland Isles
STI Stirlingshire STD Strathclyde SUT Sutherland TAY Tayside
WLN West Lothian WIS Western Isles WIG Wigtownshire and Canadia  

United States

AL Alabama AK Alaska AS American Samoa AZ Arizona
AR Arkansas CA California CO Colorado CT Connecticut
DE Delaware DC District of Columbia FM Federated States of Micronesia FL Florida
GA Georgia GU Guam HI Hawaii ID Idaho
IL Illinois IT Indian Territory, Oklahoma IN Indiana IA Iowa
KS Kansas KY Kentucky LA Louisiana ME Maine
MH Marshall Islands MD Maryland MA Massachusetts MI Michigan
MN Minnesota MS Mississippi MO Missouri MT Montana
NE Nebraska NV Nevada NH New Hampshire NJ New Jersey
NM New Mexico NY New York NC North Carolina ND North Dakota
MP Northern Mariana Is. OH Ohio OK Oklahoma OR Oregon
PA Pennsylvania PR Puerto Rico RI Rhode Island SC South Carolina
SD South Dakota TN Tennessee TX Texas UT Utah
VT Vermont VI Virgin Islands VA Virginia WA Washington
WV West Virginia WI Wisconsin WY Wyoming