When you do a name search here, you can use asterisks as wild cards in your search strings to help you pick up variant spellings. Thus, if you are uncertain whether your ancestor might be here as Henry or Henrich and you don't know which spelling might be used for the last name, you could search for Hen* Beebe* and also for Hen* Biebig*. The asterisk means that the search will pick up any name that starts with the string of letters before the asterisk. Hen* could give you Henry, Henny, Henrietta, Henrich, and Hendrick, for example. That approach sometimes generates too many names to deal with, but for unusual names it can be a big time-saver.