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Re: [S-R] Re: My Experiences in Genealogy

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  • Bill Tarkulich
    To take that further, some identical familial names have no blood relationship at all, and may be located quite a distance apart. I never search for surnames.
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 16, 2007
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      To take that further, some identical familial names have no blood
      relationship at all, and may be located quite a distance apart. I never
      search for surnames. Take me to your village, please.... :)

      On Thu, August 16, 2007 9:28 am, J Michutka wrote:
      >
      > On Aug 16, 2007, at 9:20 AM, Bill Tarkulich wrote:
      >
      >> I shudder and squirm every time someone asks us to identify what the
      >> "correct" spelling of a surname, given name or place name it.
      >
      > The flip side of the problem is extending the variations *too* far;
      > eg in my own case, I can imagine someone thinking that Michultka and
      > Michulka (Mic~ulka) must be variations of Michutka (Mic~utka), when
      > they are actually 3 different names from 3 different areas (one of
      > them far into the Czech Republic). Easy mistake to make, once you
      > realize there are variant spellings of a family name.
      >
      > Julie Michutka
      > jmm@...
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