The Ancestry Guide


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Did You Know: Family names are one of the most important pieces of genealogical information, and also a source of significant confusion for researchers.
The transmission of names across generations, marriages and other relationships, and immigration may cause difficulty in genealogical research.
For example, children may sometimes assume stepparent, foster parent, or adoptive parent names.
Because official records may reflect many kinds of surname change, without explaining the underlying reason for the change, the correct identification of a person with more than one name is challenging.
Ubi fumus, ibi ignis Where there's smoke, there's fire (Saying)

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