Re: IOFE family, Vieksniai, Lithuania, Revision List errors? #lithuania


Basic Soundex rules explain that P V B and F are equivalent letters, substituted for each other so often that one symbol is used for all four letters.  When I search JewishGen for Vein, Fein’s also show up. Vowels are even slipperier.  IOFE and Iopa are basically identical.  The shape of the letter does not matter.  The name is spoken to the census taker and he writes what he hears.
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Fred Millner

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