The Curse of Misspellings, Missing, and False Information*

The Curse of Misspellings I now know the spelling curse of the surname from Elsik, Elcik, Elick, and back to Elcik. These changes came with each census.  Beginning with Elsik/Elcik in 1910, Elick is used in the 1920 and 1930 Census only to settle on Elcik in 1940. There are also apparent misspellings: Elcih. The…

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