27 March 2006

Do You Ear What I Ear?

This article was posted several years ago and has been one of the most popular ones on our site. It discusses the way things are said and heard and how that impacts the way things get written down in records. Some food for thought when spellings are giving you difficulties in your research.

http://www.rootdig.com/adn/earwhatiear.html

The whole article got started because in an earlier column I used the term "birder" house. The editor never caught it and that was what it sounded like Grandma called that little building where the baby chickens lived......

Michael
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