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04 July 2012

An Index Entry is a Start Not an End

If you find an ancestor in an index, remember that the index entry is meant to guide you to the actual record. Mistakes and omissions can easily be made. Failing to locate the original may create brick walls where none exist. And there's always the chance that there's a neat bit of information on the original not included in the index.

1 comment:

  1. Amen! The biggest mistake a genealogy researcher can make is to QUIT too soon!