One of the names in my wife’s family tree, Orlinger, is a mystery, not to the family historian (me), but to those trying to transcribe it from barely legible writing. One effort came up with the name transcribed as Aslinger.

Searching on the Internet can be like that. It’s very difficult to find what you want and you have to use a lot of ingenuity to get answers, and sometimes, it's just as tough to know what you’ve found—realizing Aslinger meant Orlinger, for instance.

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