Sunday, November 29, 2015

How Do You Spell?

There are six states with counties with similar names: Allegany and Allegheny, for example.

I wanted to review how the names are spelled because I'm working on correcting and adding county names to a genealogy file I'm editing.

I went to this County Name website.  I keyed Alleg into the search box.

This is the result I got:

FIPS         County, State

24001 Allegany County, MD
26005 Allegan County, MI
36003 Allegany County, NY
37005 Alleghany County, NC
42003 Allegheny County, PA
51005 Alleghany County, VA

Three variations. Very useful.

Dick Henthorn
29 November 2015

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