JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Some Tips: Finding people in Ellis Island Database #general

Diane Jacobs <kingart@...>

Also the letter C falls into this category when searching names.

Diane Jacobs
Somerset, NJ

This brings up a good point, Earlier English and American cursive upper
"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
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
those elusive people! The search engines for the major genealogy sites
not take this into account.

Linda Altman

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