Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Misspelt or Not?

I started searching for my family on I found my grandmother's mother and father, Agnes and Michael. I am not sure of the spelling of their last name though. It is either Makosiey or Makosiej. I found my grandmother's obituary and the spelling of her last name was Makosiej. The spelling on is Makosiey. It could be both spellings. When my great-grandparent's came over they were probably misunderstood when they said their last name. In some countries, the j sounds like y. I am hoping to find the correct spelling soon. If anyone has any suggestions on where else I should look that would be great. I am also in the process of getting both of my grandparent's birth certificates, hoping that will shed some light on everything.


  1. many names were changed by a letter or two when our ancestors came from a foreign country. My grandmother's maiden name was Motzko...the Polish spelling of it was Moczko. Can be very confusing. We noted the change was made on the ships log when her parents came and they continued to use the new spelling from then on.

    Welcome to genealogy blogging.

  2. Nice start! Best wishes!
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    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"