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09 April 2012

Is There Another Finding Aid for that Information?

Before long, there will be several indexes online to the 1940 census. Same data--just different indexes. Which brings us to a good reminder. Is there another index or finding aid to a set of records you have been using? Keep in mind that for some records, particularly vital records, local offices may have created their own indexes in addition to those that might have been created by historical/genealogical societies or interested individuals. Maybe another finding aid will help you with that missing reference.

1 comment:

  1. You bring up a good point. We've all seen terrible transcription errors in the census indexes. I have some surnames that never get indexed correctly and I would never dream of the name that the transcriber comes up with!