Newspaper articles about Shackfords re precious because the describe details of their lives, mention family members, include obituaries and often tell us facts that aren’t available in vital documents, census records, or other formal documents. It isn’t always easy to find articles but as Ken Marks explains in his recent blog about finding more ancestors in newspapers using OCR scanning, alternative spellings can help us find more articles of the people we are searching. Here’s the results showing new articles found using his methodology as we search for variations of the spelling of Shackford in Chronicling America.
|VARIATIONS OF SHACKFORD||Results in Chronicling America|
|8hackford||27||Highlights numbers, not names but articles containing Shackford are present|
|5hackford||1||Highlights numbers, not names but articles containing Shackford are present|
|Sha|<ford||49||Shackelford and Shacklefords|
|Sba|<ford||25||Variations of Ford, not Shackfords|
We’ve verifies that Ken Mark’s spelling variations work to help find many more articles and will be trying the alternative spellings that find more names as we continue searching for stories about Shackfords in other newspapers.
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