Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Getting from an index to the original document



DearREADERS,
Tonight's chat in Second Life around the fire pit at JUST GENEALOGY will revolve around the necessity of taking it a step further than merely locating a mention of an ancestor in an index.

Using the example of a marriage index entry on CD, we will go through the steps Ol' Myrt here used to locate the marriage entry for two of her ancestors.

Pictured above:

Lorenzo J. FROMAN and Cecelcernam GIST marriage entry from the Clay County, Missouri Recorder of Deeds. Marriage Record Book A, FHL microfilm #955303 page 43 dated 27 Aug 1831 but filed with September 1831 entries.

Link to the handout:

http://www.dearmyrtle.com/09/GettingFromIndexestoOriginalDocuments.pdf


You'll find me online as the svelte blond Clarise Beaumont.


Happy family tree climbing!

Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,

Your friend in genealogy.

Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com

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