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From: "Diane L Richard" <>
Subject: [APG] Convention of writing fs versus ss as in Rufsel and Russel
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 10:26:35 -0400
Hi Fellow APG'ers .
A question of convention . we all know that in early 19th century and
earlier documents, it was not unusual to write "fs" for "ss" in a name .
person or place.
I assume that when I share any of this information that I would report
Rufsel (if that was how it was written) versus "translating" to Russel . is
this a correct assumption? I was thinking to put a footnote to explain to
the client that this was the convention of the time so that they would
understand that the name is Russel. How do you all handle this?
And, I have tried to learn the "why" of this and have not been successful.
Can anyone point me to a history lesson on this?
As always, appreciate your assistance!
Diane L. Richard
Mosaic Research and Project Management
Member of Association of Professional Genealogists
Listed researcher at North Carolina State Archives/Library and UNC-CH Wilson
2408 Dunbrook Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27604 USA
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