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Subject: Re: [NCROWAN] moses measamer/messimer/mesimer
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:08:44 -0000
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This is a method of grouping all similar-sounding surnames into a single numerical code.
Your "measamer/messimer/mesimer" names, for instance, all sound alike, although the spellings are different. If you choose "Soundex" on a search (instead of "Exact"), all those surnames will be grouped together and you can concentrate on the first, or given, names you're interested in.
You can also calculate the Soundex code yourself, and use it for checking many printed genealogy indexes.
Google "Soundex" for more details.
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