Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Not As Easy to Read as It Seems
This is the manifest entry for the individual whose naturalization we look at in the next issue of Casefile Clues. He was not as easy to find as one might think. The entry is correct, but the indexer did not transcribe the last name the way the person who wrote it intended. Fortunately for me, www.castlegarden.org transcribed it "right." The only problem was that their site appended a period to the end of the surname.