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04 December 2014

Do You Have the Back of that Digital Image?

When you have the original document in your hands, it's easy to remember to "look at the back." But when you are using digital images of records, do you always remember to view the back of any item you use?

Some microfilm and digital images make it clear what's the back of each front. Others do not. It's always worth finding out what was on the back of that image when it was in its original form.

1 comment:

  1. It helps to be familiar with how the images in a record series are organized - sometimes the 2 sides appear in the same image (eg. World War 1 draft cards), sometimes sequentially (eg. World War 2 draft cards for Ohio). One pattern to watch out for is the front of one card in the same image as the back of the previous card (eg. World War 2 draft cards for Pennsylvania).