Monday, July 11, 2011

What's in a Name?

Are you sure your Great-Uncle Jack was really named Jack? He could have been Jacques, John or Jacob. If he was John, was it spelled Eion, Evan, Gian, Giovanni, Hans, Ian…. And what about your Great-Great-Grandmother Betsy? Was she Bette, Bettina, Betty, or Elizabeth? Are you missing out on vital information because the spelling for the same person is different for different types of records?

To assist you in answering these questions, we have received two books: Gramp’s Nickname and Granny’s Nickname. Both are by Helen Swenson.

July 14th 7:00 pm: The North Collin County Genealogical Society will host Mr. Dan Bishop.

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