26 March 2015
Why No Index
Now there's an interesting thought.
The 1958 genealogy of the Kile family has no index. In place of the index is a one page statement "Why No Index."
The author makes some good points. Indexing a book in 1958 was a more intensive process than it is today.
And reading the entire book is never a bad idea--just looking at the one page that mentions the person of interest can easily cause the researcher to overlook other significant information.