Validation of surname.
This is the first time I have ever posted, so please accept my apologies if I have posted in the wrong manner etc.
I am researching an ancestor of mine who came to Australia from Germany around 1880-1885. Unfortunately there is not a wealth of information on him, and some local records have his name spelt in a variety of ways.
I was searching for one Gustav(f) Carl(Charles) Julius Maskow. Born in Stettin Prussia (Germany) ~1858.
I have pieces of his history whilst in Australia and New Zealand, but have no records of his DOB, Parents(s) names etc. Unfortunately, he had a rather checkered life and short life.
Whilst researching Family Search I came across the following person:
Gustav Carl Julius Marlow
Born 11 Aug 1860 in Stettin.
As his surname had a few different spellings on the Australian records which I have located, and considering that the details are a close match, I was wondering if possibly the surname has been incorrectly transcribed from the source document. "Deutschland, Preußen, Pommern, Katholische und Lutherisch Kirchenbücher, 1544-1966".
Could anyone please advise how, if possible, I could have the transcription validated?
Thanks again for your kind assistance and advices.
@David Towler Here as a really great resource for you! It is the German Resource group. https://community.familysearch.org/en/group/88-germany-research2
Thank you so much Sheila.
Should I then just copy the relevant parts of my post to that group?
Sorry. New to this.😊1
Welcome, @David Towler
Yes, please just copy your post from this thread and paste it in a post in the Germany Research Group. Good luck with your search.1