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From: "Ann Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [RMagic] People without a Surname/Margaret
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 19:15:43 -0500
You said that yiou use the nickname box a lot. I'm so new at this and maybe
you could teach me a thing or to (and I am sure you can, and have in the
past on many occasions) but what do you use that box for ?
On 3/6/07, MScheffler <> wrote:
> Hi Victoria,
> Your question made me chuckle. No matter what convention I choose, I
> not count on my far from perfect memory to keep people straight -- some
> 157,000+ to date -- that is what a database is for <g>
> Seriously though, I do not stick to one family or group of families as
> probably most people on the list do.
> I am working on a few single surname studies (BUCK & KEYES to mention
> two), have typed several whole genealogy books into my database, and just
> now am in the final couple weeks of adding some 2000 pages of names from
> eminent Donald Lines Jacobus "Families of Ancient New Haven." I am
> "attempting" to become somewhat of an expert on some of these CT families.
> I do find having women listed with married surnames makes them easier
> find than if I have 300 Mary __?__, 100 Rebecca __?__, etc.
> Again, I continue to think about how I want narrative reports to print
> out when I actually get to publishing a book.
> Margaret Scheffler
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> Subject: Re: [RMagic] People without a Surname/Margaret
> > Perhaps your memory is better than mine, but doing it your way leaves
> > with a list of [Miller] surnames of which I can't remember which lady
> > goes with
> > which Miller husband. Of course there are those I do know, but often I
> > had
> > to keep going back to check which man went with which woman. How are
> > able
> > to keep them all straight in your mind?
> > Victoria Miller Billings
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