October 30, 2014

The Importance Of Considering All Surname Spellings

Jas K Gats -Yates family 1870 TN

Surname Spellings: It’s All In The Eye Of The Beholder Early on in my genealogical research I was under the impression that it was best to look for the spelling of my maiden name Yates using just those letters. Boy, […]

I Solved A Census Transcription Mistake

David Yates 1840 TN

Sometimes, you get a transcribed record for a census and you wonder how the transcriber came up with a completely different name than what it actually was. For example, I have a transcribed census record with my ancestor’s surname spelled […]

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