Casefile Clues

03 December 2012

Handing Me A List of Spelling Variants


Variant spellings are a constant source of frustration for genealogists. 

It's great when someone else compiles a list of those variant spellings for you. This list appeared in an 1895 genealogy of the Sargent family. Of course there are other variants, but this certainly catches the majority of them.

It always pays to have a list of variants.

Sargent genealogy : Hugh Sargent of Courteenhall, Northamptonshire, and his descendants in England, 1895, Somerville, Mass, published by Aaron Sargent.

My great-great-grandfather is listed in the book, but only as "A son." That's another story.

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