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From: "John Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Searching Ancestry
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 14:55:53 -0000
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <001a01c4f9a0$c8b78350$72e40050@userhat9ht714s> <008101c4f9a2$73fb3e40$c96b9fd4@DELIA>
"Delia Gleave" <email@example.com> wrote :
>If an "o-umlaut" or a "u-umlaut", then it might be written as "oe" or "ue".
>An "a-umlaut" would presumably be a simple "e". Just a thought.
Ityf that ä (a-umlaut) is usually represented as either 'a' or 'ae'.
Searching normal anglicised records is most unlikely to require use of the
umlaut, but it is wise to check the simple variants; if searching other
records, e.g. through Google, you should try using the umlaut as well.
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