Always Look for them All

It can be tempting to quit when you’ve found the person you want and not spend time looking up “all those other possibilities.” But that’s how missing people and people you never knew existed are located. Always consider alternate spellings–even when you find people using the “correct” spelling. If I had quit when I found Henry Trautfelter, I would never have located Christian Troutfetter in the same city directory.

Don’t stop until you’ve searched for them all. trautvettersmore