It can be hard enough to find great-grandma Jenny without having to figure out if she could also be Jane, Janet, Jeanette, Jennett, Jennifer, or Virginia. But it is common in many genealogical records, especially more informal records such as census records and obituaries, to find your ancestors listed under names you might not expect. In many cases, these names may have been the nicknames that they were known by to their family, friends and business associates — no different for our ancestors than it is today. Nicknames can sometimes be difficult to catch, however.
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Going the witch route for your DIY Halloween costume this year? Mystical power to ya—it's one of the easiest last-minute Halloween costumes to pull off that still screams "spectacularly spooky. To truly play the part right on October 31, consider using a fitting new witch name to use on trick-or-treaters and get in the spirit. Or, maybe you want to embody a specific TV show costume this Halloween but don't know where to start.