Weekly Planner: Create a Search Cheat Sheet

When we’re searching databases for those hard-to-find ancestors, we often find ourselves rotating in any number of variations for that surname, and it’s easy to lose track. Create a list of surname variations, along with their Soundex codes. Keep the list by your computer; then, just go down the list. You’ll get a more complete search than just by entering names at random.

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