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Tracing the Rupkalvis family in Lithuania

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Re: spellings

Posted: 23 Mar 2009 6:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surname spellings can be very frustrating, since spelling one's surname the same way every time didn't become required until it became necessary to legally prove one's identity to receive government benefits such as welfare and social security. At the time our ancestors lived, the priest or clerk probably didn't ask how to spell surnames. They just spelled them phonetically, and that was good enough. And once our ancestors emigrated and the clerks based phonetic spellings on a different alphabet, that further complicated spellings.

-MJ
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Jo-Anne Rupka... 23 Mar 2009 1:11AM GMT 
Bieliauskaite 23 Mar 2009 9:44AM GMT 
mjdall 23 Mar 2009 3:44PM GMT 
Jo-Anne Rupka... 23 Mar 2009 8:32PM GMT 
mjdall 24 Mar 2009 12:37AM GMT 
tnewman99 3 May 2013 5:23PM GMT 
Jo-Anne Rupka... 23 Mar 2009 8:40PM GMT 
Bieliauskaite 23 Mar 2009 11:35AM GMT 
Bieliauskaite 23 Mar 2009 2:42PM GMT 
Jo-Anne Rupka... 23 Mar 2009 8:25PM GMT 
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