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20 April 2015

Do You Compare It?

In looking at my relative's 1924 funeral entry from the church register, I noticed that there was no funeral text listed. That was strange because every other funeral on the page had a funeral text listed--and the page before did as well. The only exception was the funeral of an infant.

Whether or not the absence is significant is another matter entirely.

Do you compare entries from original records to other entries to try and determine if anything is unusual about the record which you are using?

If you don't compare you entry to others, you have no way of knowing what's unusual and what is not.

And that's a clue.

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