Friday, May 29, 2009

When spelling DOES count

You have all heard me, at least once or twice (okay, more like once or twice a day) say:

When you are searching, that is so, so true.

However, there are exceptions to every rule, here is one.

I am working on cemetery records to be published. We walk the cemeteries, record em, work with sexton or whatever records we can find, we walk them again after they are typed. We check placement in the cemetery, row by row, we check for correct dates, we check for spellings and relationships.

After all corrections are done, we check again, against the old published books, which were done by the DAR during the 1930's and 1940's, when a lot of these stones still had inscriptions you could read.

So, today's work, I find the DAR records show: Ayers

When we walked this cemetery we found: Ayres.

Guess I will be making one more trip out there and check these stones again, cause when you are responsible for the recording,


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