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From: Stephanie Ray <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] correct name spellings
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 10:48:32 -0800
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <000e01c87427$31b9dcf0$0201a8c0@Chick><000401c87484$eb1053c0$0a01a8c0@home2e72c04114>
Now I understand why some genealogists, as well as ancestry.com, assign
numbers to people instead of using names!
> I think that while it is important to search for alternate surname
> spellings. I think it equally important to remember that sometimes the
> spelling of a name is is correct and not reflective of an alternate
> spelling .
> The author of a genealogical book done on my surname years ago .attempted to
> include many names that were not truly alternate spellings of the surname
> but, just that other names .My ancestor reported to be a French Huguonot on
> the ship the Mary and Ann with him on the ship was another man of a similar
> name . The author made them brothers to account for men were later surfacing
> with my ancestors name .
> Both names are names still found in France today .
> Since the book was published other descendants of the ancestor were found
> who were not known about at the time the book was published and many of
> those names can be attributed to them .. Many of the folks found who the
> author could not account for at the time the book was published .Could be
> and are the descendants of these men .
> Sometimes those lists are fairly correct and were done by folks familiar
> with the language and spellings I think this is especially true with the
> Huguonots as they were written in French ,by French people . The point I am
> trying to make is sometimes a different name is just a different name
> altogether.Patricia Caviness Perkins
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