Re: Some Tips: Finding people in Ellis Island Database #general

Linda Altman <familysearch@...>

This brings up a good point, Earlier English and American cursive upper case
"S" resembles a current day cursive upper case "L". If you look at a
signifigant number of records >from the 1700's through the early 1900's you
will see the cursive handwriting differs signifigantly >from how we write
today. Try switching upper case "L" and "S" around and you may find some of
those elusive people! The search engines for the major genealogy sites do
not take this into account.

Linda Altman

----- Original Message -----
.... I found my grandmother Esther Silberstein under L as
Lilberstein....... >
Paul Silverstone

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