Tuesday’s Tip: Don’t forget to think outside the spelling box! #genealogy

 

So what’s the occupation on the bottom line?

“Tenturier”…

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If you search a French-English dictionary, you’ll come up empty handed. Why? Because, as in English, French spelling wasn’t standardized until the 20th century.

To find the correct word, say it out loud. “Teinturier” – dyer…

Happy research!

 

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About Bryna O'Sullivan

A Connecticut-based professional genealogist, I love working with beginners of all backgrounds. I also do specialty research in Connecticut and Luxembourg-American genealogy.
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