Common Abbreviations
Many headstones include abbreviations for clubs or organizations that might have been familiar to the individual or family at the time of burial, but we may have lost with the passage of time. Some can be extremely local, or obscure, but this list can be a good starting point. If you have additional organizations that you have encountered, please pass them along! I am in the process of adding to this list, so check back if you don't find what you are looking for. 40 & 8 Forty and Eight Veterans organization Wikipedia Entry Homepage A:.A:. Argentium Astrum A:.A:.S:.R: Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (Consistory) AA Alcoholics Anonymous AAL Aid Association for Lutherans AAONMS Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Masonic) AASR Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (Masonic) AAU Amateur Athletics Union AB American Brotherhood AB Arctic Brotherhood ABA American Benefit Association ABA American Bankers Association ABoD Apprentice Boys of Derry ABS American Benefit Society ACA Association Canado-Americaine AEOS Ancient Egyptian Order of SCIOTS AF American Freemen AF & AM Ancient Free and Accepted Masons AFA Associated Fraternities of America AFA American Foundrymen's Association AFC American Fraternal Congress AFGE American Federation of Government Employees AFL American Federation of Labor AFL-CIO American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations AFU American Fraternal Union AFU Acme Fraternal Union AHCS American Hungarian Catholic Society AHEPA American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association AHOBG Ancient and Honorable Order of the Blue Goose AHTA Anti Horse Thief Association Webpage AHW American Home Watchmen Al Ahvas Israel Jewish Fraternal Benefit Society AIOBA Ancient and Independent Order of Buffaloes of America AIU American Insurance Union AK American Krusaders AKP American Knights of Protection AL American Legion ALAC Knights Templar Ladies Auxiliary ALH American Legion of Honor ALOH American Legion of Honor ALPA Airline Pilots Association ALS American Lombardi Society ALW Association of Lithuanian Workers AMD Allied Masonic Degrees of USA AMOBB Ancient Mystic Order of Bagmen of Bagdad AMORC Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (Rosicrucians) AMOS Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans AMVETS American Veterans ANA American Numismatic Association ANS American Numismatic Society ANS Freed Gardeners AOC American Order of Clansmen (not associated with KKK) AOD American Order of Druids AOF American Order of Foresters AOF Ancient Order of Foresters AOF Ancient Order of Freesmiths AOG Ancient Order of Gleaners AOH Ancient Order of Hibernians AOKMC Ancient Order of the Knights of the Mystic Chain AOLA Ancient Order of Loyal Americans AOM Ancient Order of Muts AOM Ancient Order of Mysteries AOMP Artisans Order of Mutual Protection AOO American Order of Owls AOO Ancient Order of Osiris AOP Ancient Order of Pyramids AOS Ancient Order of Sanhedrins AOUC American Order of United Catholics AOUW Ancient Order of United Workmen AOZ Ancient Order of Zuzimites Google Books AP Alliance of Poles (in America) APA American Protective Association APA American Protestants Association APhA American Pharmaceutical Association APL American Protective League APS American Philatelic Society ARI American Rangers, Inc. ASA Anthroposophical Society in America ASE American Stars of Equity ASEAA Atlantic Self-Endowment Association of America ASO American Star Order ASP Association of the Sons of Poland ASS Arion Singing Society AT American Turnerbund ATA Anti Thief Association More info ATS Alliance of Transylvania Saxons AUM Ancient Order of Mysteries (Masonic) AUSA Association of the United States Army AUSWV American Union Spanish-American War Veterans AUV Association of Union Veterans AW American Woodmen AW American Workmen AWM American War Mothers AWS Air Weather Service AZC Albany Zouave Cadets BA Brotherhood of America BA Builders of the Adytum BARE Benefit Association of Railway Employees BAW Brotherhood of American Workmen BAY Brotherhood of American Yeomen BBI B'nai B'rith International BEE Brotherhood of Electrical Employees BFCL/R International Order of the Rainbow for Girls BFFLA Big Four Fraternal Life Association BHLA Ben Hur Life Association More info BJMS Bishop James Madison Society BKA Benevolent Knights of Molders BKofM Black Knights of Molders BL Black Legion BLA Baptist Life Association BLE Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers BLF Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen BLF&E Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers Photo BNL Brotherhood of the New Life BMW Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way BNA Bavarian National Association of North America BNMB Beavers National Mutual Benefit More info BOB Benevolent Order of Bereans BOB Benevolent Order of Buffaloes BofRTM Brotherhood of Rail Road Track Men BOM Benevolent Order of Monkeys BOR Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks BOSC Benevolent Order of Scottish Clans BPOD Benevolent and Patriotic Order of Does BPOE Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks BPOEC Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Canada BPOEW Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World BRCA Brotherhood of Railway Carmen BRFF Beavers Reserve Fund Fraternity More info BRRB Brotherhood of Railroad Brakemen BRRC Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks BRT Brotherhood of Railroad Telegraphers BRT Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen BRTM Brotherhood of Rail Road Track Men BSA Boy Scouts of America BU Brotherhood of the Union BUC Boston Union Club BUL Boston Union League BWG Brotherhood of the West Gate BZ B'nai Zion CAA Catholic Aid Association CAOF Catholic Association of Foresters CAR Children of the American Revolution CBKA Commandery Benevolent Knights Association CBL Catholic Benevolent Legion CBSH Colored Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Honor CC Columbian Circle CCC Civilian Conservation Corps More info CCTAS Crusaders-Catholic Total Abstinence Society CCU Croatian Catholic Union of the USA and Canada CCU Czech Catholic Union CD Christian Democrats CDA Catholic Daughters of America CDoA Catholic Daughters of America CE Christian Endeavor CERVUS ALCES related to Elks CFA Canadian Fraternal Association CFA Columbian Fraternal Association CFA Companions of the Forest of America CFFT Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas CFL Catholic Fraternal League CFL Catholic Fraternal Life Society CFLI Catholice Family Life Insurance Society CFLIS Canadian Foresters Life Insurance Society CFU Continental Fraternal Union CFUA Croatian Fraternal Union of America CG California Grays CIO Congress of Industrial Organizations CK Catholic Knights CK&HEEWH Christian Knights & Heroines of Ethiopia of the Eastern & Western Hemispheres CK&LI Catholic Knights & Ladies of Illinois CKA Catholic Knights of America CKIS Catholic Knights Insurance Society CKO Catholic Knights of Ohio CKofA Catholic Knights of America CKP Colored Knights of Pythias CKSG Catholic Knights of St. George CL Columbian League CLC Catholic Ladies of Columbia CMA Christian Motorcyclists of America CMA Coming Men of America (youth organization) CMBA Catholic Mutual Benefit Association CMLA Concordia Mutual Life Association CMLAS Columbian Mutual Life Assurance Society COCF Canadian Order of Chosen Friends COF Canadian Order of Foresters COF Catholic Order of Foresters COH Circle of Honor COH Court of Honor COOF Catholic Order of Foresters CP Chevaliers of Pythias CPL Christian Protective League CPL Council of Prison Locals CS Columbian Squires (Knights of Columbus boys organization) CSA Confederate States of America CSA Czechoslovak Society of America CSNS Central States Numismatic Society CSPS Cesko-Slovanska Podporujici Spolecnost (Czechoslovak Society of America) CSSIW Continental Society Sons of Indian Wars CTAS Catholic Total Abstinence Society CUOI Catholic Union of Illinois CW Catholic Workmen (Insurance Society) CWA Canadian Wheelmen's Association CWA Cold Water Army CWV Catholic War Veterans CYO Catholic Youth Organization DA Daughters of America DA Degree of Anona DAC Daughters of the American Colonists DAN Daughters of the Nile (Masonic) DAR Daughters of the American Revolution DAV Disabled American Veterans DBA Danish Brotherhood in America DC Daughters of Columbia DES Daughters of the Eastern Star DH Daughters of Hope DH Degree of Hiawatha DH Degree of Honor DIBPOEW Daughters of the Independent, Benevolent, and Protective Order of Elks of the World DKV Deutsch-Kath, Vereinsbunds: German Catholic Association DL Daughters of Liberty DM Dames of Malta DM DeMolay DOA Daughters of America DOC Daughters of Columbia DODR Daughters of Duke Richard DofA Daughters of America DofC Daughters of Columbia DofL Daughters of Liberty DofM Dames of Malta DofR Daughters of Rebekah DOH Degree of Honor DOHPA Degree of Honor Protective Association DOI Daughters of Isabella DOI Daughters of Isis DOKK Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorassanm DOL Daughters of Liberty DOLLUS Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States DOM Dames of Malta DOM Daughters of Mokanna DON Daughters of Norway DON Daughters of the Nile (Masonic) DOP Daughters of Penelope DOP Degree of Pocahontas DOR Daughters of Rebekah DOS Daughters of St. Richards DOS Daughters of Scotia DOS Daughters of Scotland DOV Daugthers of Veterans DR Daughters of Rebekah DRT Daughters of the Republic of Texas DUCWV Daughters of Union Civil War Veterans DUV Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War EA Eclectic Assembly EAU Equitable Aid Union EAUA Equitable Aid Union of America EBA Emerald Benefit Association EC Emblem Club of the U.S.A. ECV E Clampus Vitus EFU Equitable Fraternal Union EKR Empire Knights of Relief EL Epworth League ELA Equitable League of America ELHA Elida Lodge Home Association EMBA Elks Mutual Benefit Association EOBD Exalted Order of Big Dogs ERA Equitable Reserve Association ES Eastern Star ESOH Exalted Society of Order Hounds (Salesmen) ESU English Speaking Union EUBM Eternal and Universal Brotherhood of Mystics EWBA Electrical Workers Benefit Association F&AM Free and Accepted Masons FA&IU Farmers Alliance & Industrial Union FAA Free and Accepted Americans FAM Free and Accepted Masons FATAL Fairest Among Ten Thousand, Altogether Lovely (Eastern Star) FAU Fraternal Aid Union FB Fraternal Brotherhood FCB Friendship, Charity, and Benevolence (Knights of Pythias) FCF Freedom, Charity, and Friendship (Red Men) FCSLA First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association FCSU First Catholic Slovak Union of the USA and Canada (Prva Katolicka Slovenska Jednota) FEC Framingham Emblem Club FECMU Faith, Endurance, Courage, Modesty, and Unselfishness (Royal Neighbors of America) FFA Future Farmers of America FFF Fraternity of Friendly Fellows FFI French Resistance Group, France, 1944 FG Fraternal Guild FHIS Fraternal Home Insurance Society FL Fraternal Legion FLE Fraternity of Linemen and Wiremen FLIA Federation Life Insurance of America (Polish Catholic Fraternal Order) FLT Friendship, Love, and Truth (Odd Fellows) FMC Fraternal Mystic Circle FML Fraternal Mystic Legion FMW Federation of Masons of the World FO Fraternal Order of Orioles FOA Foresters of America FOAST Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers FOB Fraternal Order of Bears FOB Fraternal Order of Beavers More info FOC Fraternal Order of Colonials FOCL Fraternal Order of Clover Leaves FOE Fraternal Order of Eagles FOF Fraternal Order of Firefighters FofA Foresters of America FOFF Fraternity of Friendly Fellows FofO Fraternal Order of Orioles FOMES Fifth Order of Melchizedek and the Egyptian Sphinx FOO Fraternal Order of Orioles FOP Fraternal Order of Police FOR Fraternal Order of Reindeer FPOA Fraternal Patriotic Order of Americans FPSA Freemen's Protective Silver Association FPSF Freemen's Protective Silver Federation FRA Fraternal Reserve Association FRC Fraternitas Rosae Crucis (Rosicrucians) FRP Free and Regenerated Palladium FSOI Free Sons of Israel FT Fraternal Tributes FUA Fraternal Union of America FUF Fraternity of United Friars G:.D:. Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn GALSTPTR German American Legion of St. Peter GAR Grand Army of the Republic GBU German Beneficial Union GBUP Greater Beneficial Union of Pittsburgh GCAVOH Grand Chapter of the Ancient and Venerable Order of Harodim GCOC Grand Court Order of Calanthe GCR Grand College of Rites of the U.S.A. GCU Greek Catholic Union of the U.S.A. GDA Grain Dealers Association GF Grand Fraternity GFS German Freedom Society GGC Girls of the Golden Court GIA Grand International Auxiliary (Women's Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers) GL Guardians of Liberty GLAUM Grand Lodge Ancient Order of Mysteries GLDS Grand Lodge Daughters of Scotia GLIS Gleaner Life Insurance Society GM Grail Movement GMMNA Grand Masters of Masons in North America GNA Grottoes of North America GOH German Order of Harugari GRANGE Order of the Patrons of Husbandry GROTTO Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm GSF Golden Star Fraternity GUOofGF Grand United Order of Galilean Fishermen GUOofOF Grand United Order of Odd Fellows GUOOF Grand United Order of Odd Fellows GUOTR Grand United Order of True Reformers GVS Giuseppe Verdi Society GWMNMA George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association GWS Gospel Workers Society H The Homesteaders H The Hunters (U.S., circa 1838-1841) H (in circle) Home Circle HBL Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor HC Home Circle HF Hermetic Fraternity HFBO Home Forum Benefit Order HJ Heroines of Jericho HL Hunters Lodges HLA Homesteaders' Life Association HLC Homesteaders' Life Company HLMD Hooded Ladies of the Mystic Den (auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan) HN Highland Nobles HNS Holy Name Society HOBGI Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International HOGD Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn HOJ Heroines of Jericho HOKBHC Holy Order of Knights Beneficent of the Holy City HOO-HOO International Order of Hoo-Hoo HP Home Palladium HRFA Hungarian Reformed Federation of America Kossuth in America HTI High Twelve International HTWSSTKS Masonic "mark" of Ancient Grand Master. York Rite Royal Arch Mason. "Hiram The Widow's Son Sent To King Solomon" IAFF International Association of Fire Fighters IANU Italo-American National Union IARA International Association of Rebekah Assemblies IATSE International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees IBBH International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths and Helpers IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBOB International Brotherhood of Old Bastards IBPOE Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks IBPOEW Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World IBT International Brotherhood of Teamsters IC Invincible Club IC Iroquois Club ICBU Irish Catholic Benevolent Union IDES Brotherhood of the Divine Holy Spirit IFSC International Firefighters' Square Club IGA International Geneva Association IGCRAM International Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons IGGCRSM International General Grand Council of Royal & Select Masters IH Iron Hall IHC The first three letters of Jesus' name in Greek IHS The first three letters of Jesus' name in Greek IHSV Red Cross of Constantine IIDA Iowa Implement Dealers Association IIOO Independent International Order of Owls ILEOSC International Law Enforcement Officers' Square Club ILH Iowa Legion of Honor ILM Illinois Lumber Merchants IML Imperial Mystic Legion Imp'd ORM Improved Order of Red Men INOF Irish National Order of Foresters INRI Latin initials for Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews IOA International Order of Alhambra IOBA Independent Order of B'rith Abraham IOBB Independent Order of B'nai B'rith IOCF Independent Order of Chosen Friends IOD Improved Order of Deer IODE Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire IOF Independent Order of Foresters IOFI Independent Order of Foresters of Illinois IOGSDS Independent Order of Good Samaritans & Daughters of Samaria IOGT International Order of Good Templars IOH Improved Order of Heptasophs IOHH International Order of Hoo-Hoo IOI Independent Order of Immaculates of the U.S.A. IOIUSA Independent Order of Immaculates of the U.S.A. IOJD International Order of Job's Daughters IOKP Independent Order of Knights of Pythias IOM Imperial Order of Muscovites IOM Independent Order of Mechanics IOMB Independent Order of Mystic Brothers IOOF Independent Order of Odd Fellows IOP Independent Order of Puritans IOR Independent Order of Rebekahs IOR Independent Order of Rechabites IORG International Order of Rainbow Girls IORM Improved Order of Red Men IOS Independent Order of Shepherds IOS Independent Order of Svithiod IOSA Independent Order of Sons of Abraham IOSB Independent Order of Sons of Benjamin IOSL Independent Order of St. Luke IOStL Independent Order of St. Luke IOTK&DT International Order of Twelve Knights & Daughters of Tabor IOV Independent Order of Vikings IOYD Improved Order of Yellow Dogs IPA Irish Protestant Association IPhA Illinois Pharmaceutical Association IRB Irish Republican Brotherhood IS&SA Illinois Soldiers & Sailors Association ISCWM International Supreme Council of World Masons, Inc. ISDA Italian Sons & Daughters of America Fraternal Association ISDAFA Italian Sons & Daughters of America Fraternal Association ISH Independent Sons of Honor IUOM Independent United Order of Mechanics IWW Industrial Workers of the World IYOB FILIAE Job's Daughters JA Junior Achievement JAOUW Junior Order-Ancient Order of United Workmen JBS John Birch Society JC Jolly Corks JCD Jednota Ceskych Dam (Society of Bohemian Ladies) JCDA Junior Catholic Daughters of America JFA Junior Foresters of America JL Junior Lodge JOAM Junior Order of American Mechanics JOPS Junior Order of Princes of Syracuse JOUAM Junior Order of United American Mechanics JPS Junior Order of Princes of Syracuse JROUAM Junior Order of United American Mechanics K&LofH Knights & Ladies of Honor K&LofS Knights & Ladies of Security KA Knights of the Altar KA Knights of the Apocalypse KAEO Knights of the Ancient Essenic Order KAMELIA Ku Klux Klan (women's auxiliary) KASB Knights of Ar-Sar-Ben KBCW Knights of the Blue Cross of the World KBHC Knights Beneficent of the Holy City KC Knights of Columbus KC Knights of the Cork KC Knothole Club KCI Kiwanis Club International KD Knights of Dunamis KFM Knights of Father Matthew KG Keystone Guard KG Knights of St. George KG Knights of the Globe KGC Knights of the Golden Circle KGE Knights of the Golden Eagle KGL Knight Grand Legion KGR Knights of the Golden Rule KH Knights of Honor KHC Knights of the Holy Cross KHS Knights of the Holy Sepulchre KICK Knights of the Invisible Colored Kingdom KIM Knights of the Immaculate Movement KIN Kinsmen KJ Knights of Jericho KJ Knights of Jubilation KJZT Catholic Women's Fraternal of Texas KK Knights of Khorasan KKK Ku Klux Klan KKKK Knights of Ku Klux Klan KL Knights of Labor KL Knights of Liberty KL Knights of Lithuania KL Knights of Loyola KL Knights of Luther KLA Knights & Ladies of Azar KLG Knights of the Loyal Guard KLGP Knights & Ladies of the Golden Precept KLGR Knights & Ladies of the Golden Rule KLGS Knights & Ladies of the Golden Star KLH Knights & Ladies of Honor KLS Knights & Ladies of Security KM Knights Militant (KKK) KM Knights of Malta KM Knights of the Maccabees KMC Knights of the Mystic Chain K-N Know-Nothings KNP Know-Nothing Party KofA Knights of the Altar KofA Knights of the Apocalypse KofC Knights of Columbus KofC Knights of the Cork KofD Knights of Dunamis KofFM Knights of Father Matthew KofG Knights of the Globe KofH Knights of Honor KofJ Knights of Jericho KofJ Knights of Jubilation KofJ Knights of St. John KofK Knights of Khorasan KofL Knights of Labor KofL Knights of Liberty KofL Knights of Lithuania KofL Knights of Loyola KofL Knights of Luther KofM Knights of Malta KofM Knights of the Maccabees KofP Knights of Pythias KofSA Knights of St. Andrew KofSJ Knights of St. John KofSTP Knights of St. Patrick KofSTW Knights of St. Wenceslas KofT Knights of Tabor KOGEL Knights of the Golden Eagle KoGF Knights of the Green Forest KOL Knights of Labor KOS Knights of the Sword KoSJ Knights of St. John KOTM Knights of the Maccabees KP Knights of Pythias KPC Knights of Peter Claver KRA Knights of the Royal Arch KRC Knights of the Red Cross KRCC Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine KRT Knights of the Round Table KSA Knights of St. Andrew KSC Knights of St. Columcille KSC Knights of Southern Cross KSF Knights of Sherwood Forest KSJ Knights of St. John KSKJ American Slovenian Catholic Union KSL Knights of St. Lawrence KSR Knights of St. Richards KST Knights of the Square Table KSTG Knights of St. George KSTI Knights of St. Ignatius KSTJ Knights of St. Joseph KSTM Knights of St. Martin KSTP Knights of St. Paul KSTP Knights of St. Peter KSTT Knights of St. Thomas KT Knights of Tabor KT Knights Templar KWC Knights of the White Cross KWM Knights of Wise Men KYCH Knights of the York Cross of Honor LAA Lithuanian Alliance of America LAFF Luso-American Fraternal Federation LAFIS Luso-American Fraternal Federation LAL Ladies of Abraham Lincoln LALA Loyal American Life Association LALIS Luso-American Life Insurance Society LAOH Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians LAPM Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant LB Lutheran Brotherhood LBA Luxembourg Brotherhood of America LBS Canadian Order of Foresters LCA Lithuanian Catholic Alliance LCBA Loyal Christian Benefit Association LDG Independent Order of Foresters LE Lady Elks LEML Locomotive Engineers Mutual Life LFMOS League of Friendship of the Mechanical Order of the Sun LGAR Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic LGE Ladies of the Golden Eagle LH Legion of Honor LI Lions International Libertas et Patria Sons of the American Revolution LIFE Liberty, Integrity, Fraternity, and Equality (Fraternal Order of Orioles) LIOR Ladies Independent Order of Reindeer LK&L Loyal Knights & Ladies LKA Loyal Knights of America LKL Loyal Knights & Ladies LK of A Loyal Knights of America LKRT Loyal Knights of the Round Table LL Lincoln League LL Loyal League LLISC Lutheran Life Insurance Society of Canada LLL Live and Let Live LLL Lutheran Laymen's League LLLL Loyal Legion of Lumbermen and Loggers LLRA Loyal Ladies of the Royal Arcanum LM Ladies of the Maccabees LMLA Loyal Mystic Legion of America LMW Ladies of the Maccabees of the World LOA Loyal Orange Association LOBA Ladies Orange Benevolent Association LOBB Loyal Order of Beer Buffalo LofM Ladies of the Maccabees LOL Loyal Order of Orange Lodge LOM Legion of the Moose LOOB Loyal Order of Buffaloes LOOM Loyal Order of Moose LOS Ladies Oriental Shrine LOSNA Ladies Oriental Shrine of Northa America LOTM Ladies of the Maccabees LPS Loyal Publication Society LPSCU Ladies' Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union LSA Loyal Sons of America LUB&C Foresters LW Laundry Workers International Union LWAL Loyal Women of American Liberty MAFO Modern American Fraternal Order MB Mystic Brothers MBA Modern Brotherhood of America MBARTE Mutual Benefit Association of Rail Transportation Employees, Inc. MBS Mutual Benefit Society MBSCC Maine Boys Sweet Corn Club MCFA Michigan Cock Fanciers Association MCOF Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters MFC Masonic Fraternal Congress MGGS Mutual Guild of Grand Secretaries MIAFA "My Interests Are For America" (KKK slogan) MKFL Modern Knights Fidelity League MKSP Modern Knights of St. Paul MLA Masonic Life Association MMAA Mennonite Mutual Aid Association MMSA Mineral Mine Smelters Association MoA Maids of Athens MOC Military Order of the Cootie MOC Modern Order of Chaldeans MOLLUS Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States MOP Modern Order of Praetorians MOPH Military Order of the Purple Heart MOS Mechanical Order of the Sun MOS Military Order of the Serpent MOS&B Military Order of the Stars and Bars MOVPER Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm MPA Miner's Protective Association MPMO Motion Picture Machine Operators MPPM Missouri Paw Paw Militia MR Modern Romans MR-A Moral Re-Armament MRA Masonic Relief Association MRA Royal Arcanum MS Modern Samaritans MS Mystic Seven MS Mystic Star MSA Masonic Service Association MSMV Medical Society of the Missouri Valley MTA Mosaic Templars of America MVA Mexican Veterans Association MWA Modern Woodmen of America MWW Modern Woodmen of the World MWW Mystic Workers of the World MYF Methodist Youth Fellowship NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NABA North American Benefit Association NACCC National Association of Civilian Conservation Corps More info NAH National Association of Haymakers NASA North American Swiss Alliance NASA Norwegian American Seaman's Association NATB National Association of Tunerbunds NAU North American Union NBS National Benefit Society NCSF National Catholic Society of Foresters ND National Defenders NDGW Native Daughters of the Golden West NEA New Era Association NEA National Education Association NEFMC New England Fat Men's Club NELPS New England Loyal Publication Society NEOP New England Order of Protection NF National Fraternity NFC National Federated Craft NFCA National Fraternal Congress of America NFL National Fraternal League NFSD National Fraternal Society of the Deaf NFU National Fraternal Union NG National Guard NGA National Guard Association NGDA National Grain Dealers Association NHA National Hay Association NHA National Haymaker's Association NHG National Home Guards NIRDC National Indian Runner Duck Club NLMC National League of Masonic Clubs NMB National Mutual Benefit More info NOA National Order of America NOAC National Organization of Alley Cats NOB New Order Builders NOCR National Order of Cowboy Rangers NOK New Order of Knights (KKK) NOV National Order of Videttes NOW Neighbors of Woodcraft NPB&EA National Poultry, Butter and Egg Association NPLA National Protective Life Association NRA National Recovery Administration NRA National Rifle Association NS National Sojourners, Inc. NSI National Sojourners, Inc. NSBA North Star Benefit Association NSCDA National Society of the Colonial Dames of America NSDAC National Society Daughters of the American Colonists NSDAR National Society Daughters of American Revolution NSGW Native Sons of the Golden West NSS National Slovak Society of the USA NSSUP National Society Sons of Utah Pioneers NTCM National Travelers Club for Masons NUAS National Union Assurance Society NUL National Union League NUTS National Utah Token Society NWLH Northwestern Legion of Honor O:.T:.O: Ordo Templi Orientis OA Order of Aegis OA Order of Ahepa OA Order of Alfredians OA Order of Alhambra OA Order of Amaranth OA Order of Americus OA Order of Amitie OA Order of the Arrow OA-P-N Order of Anti-Poke-Noses OAC Order of American Cincinnatus OAFC Order of the American Fraternal Circle OAK Order of American Knights OAO Order of Ancient Oaks OAPN Order of Anti-Poke-Noses OAT Order of Artistic Typists OAU Order of the American Union OB Order of Bananas OB Order of the Bath of the USA OB Order of Bugs OB Order of the Builders OBA Orange Benevolent Association OBA Order of B'rith Abraham OC Optimist Club OC Order of Camels OCF Order of Chosen Friends OCFU Order of the Continental Fraternal Union OCJS Order of the Constellation of Junior Stars OD Order of Desoms OD Order of DeMolay ODHS Des Schwestern Verbandes ODM Order of DeMolay ODS Order of the Daughters of Scotia ODS Order of the Daughters of Scotland OE Order of Equity OES Order of the Eastern Star OofA Order of Aegis OofA Order of Ahepa OofA Order of Alfredians OofA Order of Alhambra OofA Order of Amaranth OofA Order of Americus OofA Order of Amitie OofA Order of the Arrow OofAC Order of American Cincinnatus OofB Order of Bananas OofB Order of Bugs OofB Order of the Bath of the USA OofB Order of the Builders OofD Order of Desoms OofE Order of Equity OofF Order of Foresters OofH Order of Heptasophs OofH Order of Homebuilders OofI Order of Iroquois OofO Order of Orioles OofP Order of Pente OofS Order of Sparta OofS Order of the Square OofT Order of Thirteen OofU Order of Unity OGC Order of the Golden Chain OGC Order of the Golden Circle OGK Order of the Golden Key OGL Order of the Golden Links OGR Order of the Golden Rod OGT Order of Good Templars OGT Order of Good Times OH Order of Heptasophs OH Order of Homebuilders OHB Order of Home Builders OHD Order of Houn' Dawgs OI Order of Iroquois OIA Order of Independent Americans OIH Order of the Iron Hall OKF Order of the Knights of Friendship OKM Order of Knight Masons OLRS Order of the Little Red Schoolhouse OLRSH Order of the Little Red School House OMBA Occidental Mutual Benefit Association OMP Order of Mutual Protection OMS Order of the Mystic Star OO Order of Orioles OOB Order of the Builders OOC Order of Calanthe OOD Order of Desoms OOE Order of Equity OOF Order of Odd Fellows OofIA Order of Independent Americans OofUF Order of United Friends OOHP Oriental Order of Humility and Perfection OOIA Order of Independent Americans OOO Order of Owls OOYD Order of Yellow Dogs OP Order of Pente OPG Order of Pink Goats OPH Order of the Patrons of Husbandry ORC Order of Railroad Conductors ORC Order of the Red Cross ORM Order of Red Men ORP Order of Royal Purple ORT Order of Railroad Telegraphers OS Order of Sparta OS Order of the Square OSA Order of the Sons of America OSA Orthodox Society of America OSB Order of the Shepherds of Bethlehem OSC Order of Scottish Clans OSC Order of the Society of Cincinnati OSE Order of the Star in the East OSH Order of the Shield of Honor OSI Order of the Sons of Italy OSIA Order of the Sons of Italy in America OSJ Order of St. John of Jerusalem OSL Order of the Sons of Liberty OSM Order of the Secret Monitor OSSB Order of the Star Spangled Banner OSSG Order of the Sons of St. George OT Order of Thirteen OTK Order of the True Kindred OTO Ordo Templi Orientis (Order of the Templars of the East) OTr Order of the Trapezoid OTT Old Time Telegraphers OU Order of Unity OUA Order of United Americans OUAM Order of United American Mechanics OUCTA Order of United Commercial Travelers of America OUF Order of United Friends OWSJ Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem OYD Order of Yellow Dogs PA Philanthropic Assembly PAA Pancretan Association of America PAKC Providence Association of Ukranian Catholics in America PAP Purity, Aid, and Progress (Moose) PAUCA Providence Association of Ukranian Catholics in America Pax Aut Bellum "Peace or War", Uniform Rank PBA Police Benevolent Association PBA Polish Beneficial Association PBU Presbyterian Beneficial Union PCA Patriarchal Circle of America PCSS Pacific Coast Numismatic Society PCU Portuguese Continental Union of the USA PEO "Protect Each Other" Sisterhood PF United Order of Pilgrim Fathers PFA Pioneer Fraternal Association PFA Polish Falcons of America PFIA Police and Firemen's Insurance Association PFO Pioneer Fraternal Order PG Pink Goats PGA Professional Golfers Association PH Patrons of Husbandry PHA Peter Hauck Association PHC Protected Home Circle PHES Prince Hall Eastern Star PHF Prince Hall Freemasonry PHGCES Prince Hall Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star PIA Perfect Initiates of Asia PKA Protestant Knights of America PLEF Purity, Love, Equality, and Fidelity (Pythian Sisters) PM Patriarchs Militant PMA Progressive Miners Association PMC Past Master Councilor (Order of DeMolay) PNA Polish National Alliance PNNA Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association PNU Polish National Union POA Patriotic Order of Americans POF Pennsylvania Order of Foresters PofH Patrons of Husbandry (Grange) POG Provincial Old Guard POS Priory of Sion POSofA Patriotic Order of the Sons of America POSA Patriotic Order of the Sons of America PPBA Portuguese Protective & Benevolent Association PPOSW Patriotic & Protective Order of the Stags of the World PPP Prudent Patricians of Pompeii of the USA PRCUA Polish Roman Catholic Union of America PS Philalethes Society PS Princes of Syracuse PS Pythian Sisters PSCU Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union PSofA Princes of Syracuse PSW Pythian Sisters of the World PTA Parents and Teachers Association PUA Polish Union of America PUL Philadelphia Union League PWAA Polish Women's Alliance of America QA Quarrymen's Association QCI Quota Club International QS Quill & Scroll Society QSS Quill & Scroll Society RA Rebekah Assemblies RA Royal Ambassadors RA Royal Arcanum RAA Rakoczi Aid Association RAM Royal Arch Masons RAOB Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffalo RB Rochester Brotherhood RBO Russian Brotherhood Organization of the USA RBS Royal Benefit Society RC Red Cross RCC Red Cross of Constantine RCK Red Cross Knights RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCofC Red Cross of Constantine RE Red Eagles REOF Royal & Exalted Order of Fleas RF Rosicrucian Fraternity RFB Royal Fellows of Bagdad RG Rainbow Girls RH Royal Highlanders RI Rotary International RIMAS Russian Independent Mutual Aid Society RK Roman Knights RM Red Men RMBI Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution RMBI Royal Masonic Institution for Boys RMOKH Religious and Military Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre RMOKHJ Religious and Military Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem RN Royal Neighbors of America RNA Royal Neighbors of America RO Rosicrucian Order RO-AUM Rosicrucian Order ROCMAS Russian Orthodox Catholic Mutual Aid Society ROCWMAS Russian Orthodox Catholic Women's Mutual Aid Society ROJ Royal Order of Jesters ROL Royal Order of Lions ROOP Royal Order of Purple ROS Royal Order of Scotland RP Royal Purple RRRR Royal Riders of the Red Robe RSGF Royal Society of Good Fellows RSM Royal and Select Masters RSTV Rite of St. Vaclav RSTV Rite of St. Vitus RSW Rathbone Sisters of the World RT Round Table RTJ Royal Tribe of Joseph RTT Royal Templars of Temperance RW&B Red, White & Blue RWB Red, White & Blue SA Sons of Abraham SA Sons of Adam SAF Scandinavian American Fraternity SAL Sons of the American Legion SAR Sons of the American Revolution SAS St. Ambrogio Society SAS St. Andrews Society SAWV Spanish-American War Veterans SB Sons of Benjamin SB Star of Bethlehem SB Spartan Band SBCL St. Boniface Catholic Union SBF Society of Blue Friars SBL Society B. 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