What is the Soundex System?

Soundex is a phonetic index that groups together names that sound alike but are spelled differently. For example Stewart and Stuart. Understanding this system can help researchers find names that are spelled differently or inconsistently which is a common genealogical research problem.

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Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past

A few weeks ago I came across a fabulous family history blog written and maintained by Marian Wood. In addition to her blog, Marian is the author of “Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past”. This book is a concise guide to organizing genealogy materials and passing family history to the next generation. I reached out …

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