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  • Ancestral surnames in Bold?

    These are your matches' surnames that they have added. If both you and your match have added ancestral surnames, those you have in common are shown in bold.

    Names of my matches which are shown in bold - I do not know and they are not common with names of my ancestors!




    Wolfgang

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    FTDNA's name matching uses the Soundex phonetic algorithm, which attempts to match surnames on sound as opposed to exact spelling. It's a hit and miss approach that tends to work better for Anglo surnames names than European ones.

    In my case, it often comes close, but also has some bad misses.

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