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Pennsylvania Wensells

Louise Daniel Hutchinson (View posts)
Posted: 6 May 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:50AM GMT

Scrolled through the "Social Security Death Index: U.S., 1937-1997" on CD-ROM and found ten persons with the surname WENSELL reported there. Their Social Security #'s were issued in Pennsylvania; too, their last known Zip Code was in the state of Pennsylvania. But there were many, many more whose surname was WENSEL (spelled with just one "L"). They also had ties to Pennsylvania.

It is not at all unusual to find more than one possible spelling of a family surname, since many persons spelled phonetically. The Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Service, and other major archival repositories have a compendium called a "Soundex".
It provides varied spellings of a family surname; also, directs the researcher to the location of persons in Census and other public records.

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Best wishes with your search.

Louise Daniel Hutchinson
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
PeggyWensell 25 Apr 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Louise Daniel Hutchinson 6 May 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Alan Wensel 10 Sep 2001 1:49AM GMT 
KittyStender 27 Apr 2004 12:08PM GMT 
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