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  • Linda Peloquin
    Feb 5, 2014
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      Well at least we can read the names even if some of the script styles, damage to the records due to various factors over time and less than stellar penmanship present some head scratching challenges.

      In one of my per diem jobs, I often get to deal with consent forms & as I look at the scrawl the client put on the signature line - usually something like a squiggly line with maybe a bump or two or a series of connected loops or some other such equally incomprehensible scribble - that passes these days for a signature, I know that someone looking at these "signatures" in the future will have absolutely no clue what the name was supposed to be unless, as with these forms, the name is also printed somewhere else on the document in a reasonably legible manner.

      Linda



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      On Tue, 2/4/14, Sue Mullane <nmsue@...> wrote:

      Subject: Re: RE: [RI_Ancestors] your thoughts
      To: "RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com" <RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 9:02 AM


       









      I have found my
      ancestors names spelled a multiple of ways.  So, the fact
      that someone put Gordon instead of Jordon does not mean that
      the marriage record isn't for your ancestors.
       Personally, I would say its your ancestors but make a note
      that the person "copying" the record did not put
      the correct name down.  And, its probably easy to mistake a
      "J" for a "G."  Even today, deciphering
      someone's handwriting is not easy.  (Note, found errors
      on the 1940 census by Ancestry so mistakes still being made
      today.)  
      Since
      your new, just be advised that family members also spelled
      their names different ways.  I have multiple families with
      multiple spellings of a surname.  Ginnings, Gennings,
      Jennings, Jinnings were all found for the same family.
       And, record keepers, clerks spelled surnames according to
      how the name was pronounced many times.  The surname Tracey
      in one instance became Tracee.
      I
      have been researching for almost 40 years and I am still
      learning.  Sue

      On Monday, February 3, 2014 12:55 PM,
      "finnjordan4@..."
      <finnjordan4@...> wrote:


       









      Good idea, thanks. I have been wanting to go
      there and I know they are open Wed and Sat.......if we get
      through winter it will be a road trip. Prediction is snow
      to be measured in feet this weekend or beginning of next
      week. Love New England!

      Thanks Nancy!





      On 02/03/14, Nancy-Jo Nunez wrote:



      Hi there



      Here is a suggestion, see if you can find someone at the
      Killingly Historical Society locally there to do a search of
      the church records in the Killingly area…that might get
      you another certificate or citation, I’d have two to back
      up what you already have.



      Perhaps that?



      Nancy-Jo Nunez



      From: RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of I

      Sent: Monday, February 03, 2014 6:34 AM

      To: RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com

      Subject: Re: [RI_Ancestors] your thoughts



      There are a couple of people on the Mendon list that



      are very good at tracking details



      You might want to consider a query there? My family lived on
      both



      sides of the RI/MA border and also in the CT Killingly
      area



      (Trask surname)



      Jean



      jeanhaverhill@...



      -----Original Message-----

      From: finnjordan4 <finnjordan4@...>

      To: RI_Ancestors <RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com>

      Sent: Mon, Feb 3, 2014 7:40 am

      Subject: [RI_Ancestors] your thoughts



      Hi Folks,



      I'm looking for some assurances/guidance. I'm too
      new at genealogy to know if what I discovered is proof
      enough. Here is the situation:



      I have been searching for proof of marriage of Nelson
      Jordan, b 1819 Coventry/Kent, RI

      to Rachel Andrews d 1850.



      I checked with Killingly Ct (as they made their home there)
      and I have birth cert of their son, Erwin/Irwin Jordan being
      born there 1848.

      Killingly has a line written of their marriage but the last
      name is: Gordon

      The Barbour Collection has:



      ANDREWS, .....

      Rachal, m. Nelson GORDON, b. of Killingly, Mar. 9, 1841,

      by Rev. Daniel Williams



      So...because I gather birth and death certs when found, and
      Killingly will give me a cert. stating the marriage, do I
      need to doubt this is

      their marriage? Is there another way to prove it further or
      ?????



      Would appreciate any input.......Thank you!



      Mickey

























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