One More Variant

It can be frustrating to find yet another way to spell, translate, interpret, or render your relative’s surname. But it is an opportunity as well. A new alternate spelling is one more variant to use when searching for that ancestor. A new-to-you way to spell a name can be a clue as to how it was pronounced. That spelling may even be a clue as to your ancestor’s ethnic origins.

And that new variant may turn out to be the most correct spelling you have.

Genealogy Tip of the Day book is here. Learn more about it.