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Posted: 31 Dec 2012 12:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Near, Neher
I have hit a dead end with German Near (born abt 1818 in NY, died abt 1900 in IL). He doesn't appear on a census (that I can find) until 1860. My biggest challenge is in restricting results that come back. Since his last name is a common word I am getting tons of articles that include something along the lines of "near German Flats". I also think there's a pretty good chance that the name was originally "Neher" or something similar but not exactly "Near". Can anyone give some search tips and/or how to find out when/if the name evolved? Thanks
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wade_lahr 31 Dec 2012 7:22PM GMT 
bonedigger176 31 Dec 2012 11:40PM GMT 
wade_lahr 1 Jan 2013 12:29AM GMT 
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bonedigger176 1 Jan 2013 2:34AM GMT 
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