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From: "Bev Thomson" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] OT - Surnames and some unique spelling
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:08:58 -0500
Your post re surname variants is an extremely good point to be made.
Many researchers seem to insist that there is only one way to spell
their surname (or a given name) of interest. When given the opportunity,
I have stressed to many that they may be losing much info by doing this.
i.e. I have one French surname, in my research, that I have found *48*
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From: "D. O'" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:14 PM
Subject: [Q-R] OT - Surnames and some unique spelling
>>From time to time we find that an ancestors name hasn't been recorded as
>>we expect it to be. We also understand that if a person was not able to
>>spell their name, had an accent or the enumerator didn't hear very well, a
>>person's surname could take on some variations .... to say nothing of a
>>French surname being translated into English.