E-Magazine Volume 12 Issue 4: Genealogy Monday, Apr 1 2013 

It is actually not uncommon to run across ancestors, of various faiths, not to to take vows. Read more about this in reference specifically to Quakers: http://www.genealogybank.com/static/newsletter/1302/prospects/article.html

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February 2006, V5#2: Genealogy Tuesday, Jan 6 2009 

Always be aware of nicknames and name derivatives.  While looking for Gertie, don’t discount any Marguerites, etc.  Even if the family tradition states that Mel is a person’s given Christian name, don’t ignore a Melvin if its near the right place and/or time.