Search Tips

It is not surprising that transcribers of early records have difficulty in accurately deciphering handwritten script ...especially if it is a foreign language. The Daitch-Mokotoff "Soundex" system will eliminate a lot of variants, but cannot detect the name 'DEUTSCHER' if the original was transcribed as 'DENTSCHER'. Because of this, it is important for those doing an online search to try all possible permutations and variants of a name. Below are some tips to help you in your genealogy research.