April 19, 2014

Genealogists Wood Understand Wordsplosion

Yes, I did spell a word in this blog post title wrong! But I know every genealogist who visits here will get a kick out of this new site I just found.


Wordsplosion! isn’t about genealogy, but this photo on the site is just the kind of thing we family historians run into all the time. My new friend Roy Dixon would be appalled at this [right Roy? ;) ] Visit Roy’s webpage and see his beautiful work.

How many of you have run into funny spellings of names (Lyda instead of Lydia, etc.), or worse? Do you have any examples of names that got mangled by the census takers?

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