What’s That Name? Tips for Finding Nicknames, Spelling Variants and Mangled Surnames

Janice Nickerson
Feb 23, 2023
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Multiple Given Names
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Short Forms
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About this webinar

Names are a genealogist’s bread and butter. But how do you find your ancestors when they didn’t “go by” their proper names, or clerks mangled their names in the records or the transcriber couldn’t read the enumerator’s handwriting? These tips might help!

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About the speaker

Professional genealogist Janice Nickerson loves a good challenge whether it’s identifying elusive ancestors, tracking disappearing descendants or telling richer family stories. In addition to helping her private clients discover the richness of th
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    Kristine Elliott
    1 year ago

    Excellent overview of this subject. It is impressive how much information Janice Nickerson was able to fit into such a short lecture. The syllabus has nicknames and written short forms even I was not aware of in spite of having been working on my genealogy for 3 decades.


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