Another Search Tip for Everyone (Capital Letter Mix-Ups) #general

H Duboff



In the (rare) event this hasn't been mentioned here before; on many
records, including the Census, the letter "F" can be mistaken for a
"T" or "J."

I was able to add another surname, RATNER, to the family tree via
marriage records, and looked it up in the census. I was amazed to
find that in the same house that the RATNER family lived, my
great-great uncle, Lewis FAERSTEIN and his wife, Rose (nee RATNER)
also lived. Because of the penmanship, the Census index had the "F"
as a "T" making the name "TAERSTEIN!" It even could have been
mistaken for a "J."

Had I not found this other connection (RATNER), I probably wouldn't
have found FAERSTEIN in the 1920 Census.

Researching: FAERSTEIN, TICKNER (Skalo - Austria); MAILSHANKER
(Grading/Gorodok - Podol and Buenos Aires - Argentina)
OBLETZ, ROSOFF (Dokshytz - Belarus) ; FINN (Gluboko - Vilna)
RAFKIN (Dwinsk - Russia) ; ZEMBLE (Lushnitz - Russia)
DUBOWY (Zalocie - Austria)

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