Incorrect Location Tags in’s ELCA Database?

While this post is about the ELCA records database on, the issues discussed here could easily exist with other databases. It is always advised when search results do not make sense to search the database for someone you have already found in the database using different search parameters than the ones that brought you to […]


Does Know that Trautvetter and Troutfetter Sound Alike?

I really hope that I’m doing something wrong. A search for the last name of Trautvetter in “All Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961” at with the “Exact, sounds like, similar & soundex” checked brought no matches. Not one. This was something of a surprise as I knew that descendants of Christian Troutfetter were still living […]