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My family history consists primarily of the following surnames (SOUNDEX code in parenthesis):
• CROWELL (C640)
• EELLS or possible spelling: ELLS (E420)
• GAGE or possible spelling: GUAGE (G200)
• SCHEY (S000)
• STARKER (S362)
• STRAUS or possible spelling: STRAUSS (S362)
• WRIGHT (W623)
• YELK (Y420)
Don't know what a SOUNDEX code is? Rather than reiterate many good explanations, click on this link to access an excellent explanation from the National Archives.
Here's a 'pop-up' chart of soundex codes for the names in my family history: Soundex Chart Page
Sometimes knowing your ethnic background helps in determining locations where your ancestors may have resided. This page contains a pie chart showing my background.
Family History Files: (In development!
This page last updated: December 2, 2021