Lesson with names
I had a lucky lesson early on in my research as after an Interview with my wife's uncle I discovered that her Grandfather was from a very large family and although I have been around her family for (what seems like ) ever, I had never heard of most of these people.....>>>
Checking your facts
One of the first things I do when researching an ancestor is create a simple timeline. I could use a pen and paper or one of many fancy programs that are available....>>>
Place of Birth
Where did my ancestor come from?
It is easier (not easy) to workout your ancestors name spelling is you know where they came from, if nothing else you can mimic the accent and see what spellings you come up with
How do you spell Donofsky
It is not something we give a lot of thought but it's amazing following the changes a name goes through when borders are involved, My Maternal G Grandfather was called Joseph Donofsky, we had no other leads except....>>>
How do you spell Bernstein?
After the realisation that the name I was looking for had a meaning, I went totally in the wrong direction until I discovered why soundex is so useful not just for family names which have changed over time but place names too....>>>>
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