Different Spelling

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In my search for sources from FamilySearch.org I have been coming across differences in Last Name spellings. The names in my watchlist are spelled Atland. All records I am coming across are spelled Altland. How am I to handle this.
WikiTree profile: Bertha Atland
in The Tree House by Chris McCombs G2G6 Mach 5 (56.1k points)
retagged by Maggie N.
I try to search with ATLAND and find nothing on the person I am trying to find. I use ALTLAND and get information.

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Truly, I think these are two different surnames but according to the sources listed, especially her death notice and tombstone, it seems to be ALTLAND.

I would add that spelling as her "other last name" until the profile manager changes it.
by Maggie N. G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)

I am the profile manager. I was checking to see what should be done.
Do the familysearch sources include images?
There is one image out of three. One is Find-A-Grave, link only. Another is Social Security Death Index, No image. The third is a marriage certificate with image, husbands name is spelled ALTLAND.

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