This is Olive Tree Genealogy's latest article on Legacy Family Tree
Names are important in genealogy research. But names can be confusing and can add challenges for the genealogist.
I've written previously about about surnames that were changed, either deliberately or accidentally, over generations in 5 Tips to Help You Navigate the Confusing Maze of Surname Variations.
There are other surname variations that genealogists can find confusing and challenging. See Oh Those Dit Names! and Dutch Patronymics: Confusing or Helpful?
These surname variations can make research into those families
challenging! But genealogical research can also be confusing when our
ancestors used nicknames, or alternated between using their first and
Besides the standard nicknames that we discover
as we research our ancestors, what other variant names might we
encounter along the path of filling out our family tree?
Continue reading What’s In a Name? Challenges We Face With Family or Pet Nicknames