(Please also see my other post "Variations and mis-spellings of Ferguson" for project I am working on, and how YOU can help!).
Can't find YOUR Ferguson?
To assist in searches, below lists the 30 most frequently used Ferguson name variations (from most popular at top, to less popular at bottom). There are actually about 200 variations, with over 415,000 US Census records alone, but these 30 should be most helpful in researching.
Terguson (cursive "T" on record should have been an "F")
Targerson (cursive "T" on record should have been an "F")
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE. If you have and/or find family records, PLEASE correct any new or old records you may have. During my "Ferguson project", if I come across a name that has already been corrected (i.e., per family records), I will NOT change it any further. This will make my job SO MUCH EASIER (and even more accurate).
Go to record
Select "Comments and Corrections"
Update with correct name, nickname, maiden name, etc.
You are not required to leave a lengthy explanation, something like "per my family records" will do. Every record corrected will help someone else, and so on.
HINT: If you get many various responses, it may help to check the "Exact" box. However, this works best if you are using the last name only. Otherwise, the first and last name must match exactly.
Thanks so much, Pam