Don’t Only Use One “Legal” Reference to a Name

That name in a “legal” document may not quite be the “right” one and may not be the “legal” one either. An 1880-era probate from Illinois refers to a daughter “Usina.”  “Usina” was actually Lucena–or something close to that. The initial “L” was omitted in this probate reference. Had  I looked only for “Usina” I might never have found the correct person.

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