It is bad enough when records only list people using their initials. In this entry from Ancestry.com’s “Iowa, Marriage records, 1880-1937,” the initials have been condensed into names:
- B. R. Newman became Br Newman
- T. D. Newman became Td Newman
- E. J. Walter became Ej Walter
Just when you think there’s not another way things can be interpreted incorrectly. Some errors I understand. This one…no.