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From: "Lorine McGinnis Schulze" <>
Subject: [D-Col] Re: CORRECTION Re: Gardenier records
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 07:28:13 -0500
On 31 Oct 2001, at 19:14, Howard Swain wrote:
> >John Finn's first marriage was almost certainly to Jopje
> >Claes van Schaick.
> My impression is that Schaick would be pronounced about the same
> as Skyck. So, if it had been written Skyck, it could have been
> easily mis-transcribed as Slyck -- all they would have to do
> would be to read a k as an l.
Thank you for this excellent point. I had not considered the
sounds of the surnames but your explanation makes sense.
You also reinforced what I meant (but neglected to explain
clearly) - that in this case it was likely that it was the
transcription not the original that was in error. And thus it is
always wise to check the original source whenever possible.
Lorine McGinnis Schulze
The Olive Tree Genealogy
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