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How would you find an ancestor when the name was different than what it is now?

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on 2017-05-20 20:50:13

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by tonkin on 2017-05-21 04:21:58

Depends on the country and how far back you want to go.

I'm sure someone can help you so why not include a few more details about the name, and how far back you have gone before the name changed.

by FromThePast on 2017-05-21 17:52:34

Hello Tonkin,

Thank you for your response. In 1840 in Pennsylvania the name was JAMES A. THOMPSON. I was told that somewhere before that time the surname may have been spelled differently or completely different. I will see what the census may show. Any information will be very appreciated.
Thank You,
Helen

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