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  1. #6
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    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    Quote Originally Posted by elea View Post
    Renrose, because there are so many transcription errors and typos, I check every name against marriage, death and census records as well to find the most common spelling. If a name on my list does not exactly match the birth transcription, it's because the birth entry itself doesn't reflect the most accurate form of the name (Amandus was mistranscribed as Amandine, for example).
    Ok so, I checked all but the crazy one and you're right. Those are there without the 'exact' setting and ignoring the birth date as 1863.

    Alfred Mahershalalhashbaz is still a mystery to me... Where is that exactly?
    Last edited by renrose; May 20th, 2013 at 06:42 AM.

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  2. #8
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    Jul 2009
    Ah, his name was Alfred Mahershalalhashbaz Clayden, but it has been mistyped as "Alfred Maharshalalhashba". The middle name is clearly meant to be from the Mahershalalhashbaz that is mentioned in the bible: http://www.complete-bible-genealogy....shbaz_2685.htm
    I mostly find the name in Norfolk parish records, where it was commonly later shortened to Maher.
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    Aug 2012
    Columbus, OH
    Alice Alexandra Beatrice Mary Magdalene Eugenie Victoria - wow that's a mouthful and a half!
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