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Names are fundamental in Family History research, but they can be tricky things! There are ancestors who acquire or lose names on their journey through life, or change them completely. There are different ways of spelling the same name in different languages (or even the same language). There are nicknames, and pet names. There are different conventions for passing names on to children, different naming systems in different countries... the complexities associated with names are endless.

Come and talk on Saturday about your challenges and successes in tracking down your ancestor's problem names, and share the tips and techniques that have helped you.---

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