Keep a List of Variants Handy

The variant spellings for your ancestral surnames should not only be in your head. Keeping track of them is a must. That way when searching databases and indexes all spellings can be searched. It is easy to overlook a variant if the only way you keep track is in your head.

 

2 thoughts on “Keep a List of Variants Handy

  1. Patty

    In my beginning searches I disclaimed any spellings other than the ones I knew already. Fortunately I did not dispose of them, only put them aside already knowing people currently misspelled r names.

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