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Hello all, I thought that I'd share some complications that I run into, when I try to gather my facts. My German Dad's family has several generations with sur-names such as Mahr, Mahrt, Maier. Of course these members married several times. One example was an elder with the name of Maier, who when widowed married a Mahrdt, Her daughter, my grandmother Mahrdt married a man named Mahr.
On the Irish side of my family, we have the similar situation of Mayer, Meagher, Maharar, and Maher. There's also a few sisters and brothers marrying some unrelated German lads and ladies. One I know about was Mary Mahrt Maher.
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One last thought on our group. .As I write this my typing is in fairly small font size. But when I submit it, I will choose a larger font size 12, or sometimes 14. I rarely click B for Bold, except for emphasis. Sometimes color or not depending on length of a reply or posting. My aging eyes have problems reading many group postings with small print. Do any other folks have the problem. Thanks for listening
For me my research was complicated when a relative from the 1800's changed the spelling of their surname when they arrived by ship in America instead of using their native language spelling. This relative also moved around the letters of his surname which became a puzzle to figure out for the rest of us.