Re: Brothers Spell Their Name Differently

Laurie Sosna

I've got a lot of those (Levin/Levine) (Levitz/Levitt) (Sosna/Susner) (Goikhman/Hochman).

In my Reunion database, I use the spelling they chose and the original name (usually the oldest ancestor) in parentheses.

When it comes to online research (Ancestry, FamilySearch) I try to research them as individuals, adjusting spelling as I go.

If I find a document, I download it and name it with the spelling they chose.
All documents go into a folder with the family name (commonest spelling) and subfolders (census, naturalization, manifests, etc.)

Laurie Sosna
San Francisco, CA

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