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From: Jillaine Smith <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Name Variation, a name change or a priest who can't spell
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 19:00:56 -0400
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I've seen so much evidence of spelling variations that I've come to believe that consistency in surname spelling is an invention of the late 19th century. I regularly have to search databases using wildcards or even just first names to find my people. If I insisted on fixed name spelling, I'd be surrounded by brick walls!

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