Re: Top 10 Jewish Genealogy Myths - Print Out for the Thanksgiving Dinner Table! #JewishGenUpdates


Eva Lawrence
 

Even after years of genealogy research, there is always still something
to learn. So thank you JewishGen for that useful list of Myths.
But I want to take issue with No 2.
Spelling of surnames can be a useful tool for family historians, if they
take the trouble to study the changes in the light of people's history.
I've already written articles on the subject for JGSGB in our SHEMOT,
and only recently I identified a record for my great-grandmother because
she gave her surname as UNGAR instead of the more common UNGER.
As with so many other rules, it's the exceptions that are worth
studying.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.
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Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

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