Looking for Scheer family in Brody

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Looking for Scheer family in Brody

Post by barryscheer-1 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:24 am

I can find no reference to the name SCHEER in particular Saul David who lived and died in BRODY. He was a milliner/hat maker.

I have tried all the better known sites (LDS and JRI) but in none of them can I find reference to the Scheer family.

Any ideas would begratefully recieved.


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Re: Looking for Scheer family in Brody

Post by logan » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:46 pm

Saul Dawid SCHEER appears in the list of men's hatmakers in Brody in the 1913 Galicia Business Directory. Click here for a link to image 384, on which he appears (top left).

This was found by doing an OCR-Adjusted search for scheer brody. One of the results (near the bottom) is for "Schcer Saul Dawid" -- the OCR-Adjusted method matches the erroneous "Schcer" with "Scheer." If you look closely at the image, you can see that the first "e" is not printed fully (or some of the ink has worn away), which has caused the OCR software to mistake it for a "c." This is one of the most common OCR errors encountered in the directories, generally.

Remember to always try an OCR-Adjusted search, too!


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