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03 June 2013

Descriptions May Be Incomplete

When using microfilm at the Family History Library (or actually any library) remeber that occasionally catalog descriptions of an item may be incomplete or slightly inaccurate. There may have been an additional item or two included on the microfilm that was of a slightly different record. Occasionally items that are sequential (like marriage licenses that have numbers) may have been filmed out of order. Or out of a three hundred licenses, one is missing.

1 comment:

  1. I transcribed the Lyon County Kentucky Lunatic Records, and at the end of that microfilm were 485 pages of powers of attorney, lease releases and much more. The lunatic records were only 321 pages at the beginning of the tape. Instead of transcribing the additional 485 pages, I'm transcribing just the names and companies listed on each page, and the document type. Unexpected surprise!