27 February 2014

Taping this to my Wall as a Reminder

Using online indexes to images and records can be frustrating, particularly when the desired person cannot be located.

Every so often I need to remind myself that the entry I need could be hidden on a page like this.

Items of this type are difficult for anyone to transcribe.
1860 US Census, Hancock County, Illinois, St. Marys Township, page 100

The next time you cannot find something in an index, consider the possibility that the original looks like this.