Monday, July 9, 2007

Marriage Indexing: fs versus ss

This was received from an arbitrator.

Some indexers apparently are not familiar with the old handwriting style for a DOUBLE “s” which as you know looks like a squeezed together modern lower-case “fs” – for example, surnames such as “Moss” and “Russell” are being indexed as “Mofs” and “Rufsell.”

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