Guessing a Name Variation

(from FamilySearch Wiki 5-8-2015) Where to Start Guessing a Name Variation? Twenty ways to find an elusive name including using competing indexes, initials, abbreviations, middle names, nicknames, IGI standardized names, translations, letter substitutes, finding relatives, and searching the record without an index. Just because an ancestor always spelled his name the same way, that does […]

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A Picture . . . and a Thousand Words!

(from Genealogy Gems Monthly Column by Allen County Public Library – 4-30-2015) by Curt B. Witcher, Genelaogy Dept. *************************************** For more than a century, the concept of a picture being worth a thousand words has appeared in print and has been used by orators of all types. It is interesting to muse about that value […]

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