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C /G /K - R - EI /I /IE /Y - D - E - R

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C /G /K - R - EI /I /IE /Y - D - E - R

Posted: 24 Aug 2002 2:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Mar 2003 1:52PM GMT

Been at it a while and every few years have to take a break because of frustration.

Had no idea so much work had gone in to the Internet ! But
now I remember why I'd get frustrated.

My line settled on the spelling "Greider" but in the early to mid 1800's I've found them with the spellings -Cryder, Kreider, Crider, Krider, Grider and Greider. (Even saw a few that appeared to be relatives who had an "N" or a "T" in place of the "D")

Just noticed the soundex feature here and got the following results - for Greider = 22 possibilities ; for Kreider = 15 hits ; for Creider = 78 hits !

First of all the soundex completely missed the most important phonetic issue - it did not see the interchangability of the K, G and C.

And secondly of the 78 supposed matches for the C I only saw one that was near to this family.

No wonder I'm almost bald.

David

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