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Using a card index to find Probate records

Since I asked the question about working with unindexed probate records, I have located some card indexes for administrations in Queens County New York online (as images which can be browsed) and one ...
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Finding more details in 1851/1861 Scotland Census?

I am relatively inexperienced in using FamilySearch to find Scotland Census records but I suspect the 1851 and 1861 records below may belong to my 4th great grandfather Robert Clacher. My ...
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working with unindexed probate records

FamilySearch.org makes images available for browsing before the indexes to the collections are available. Recently some probate collections have come online, and I have made a couple of tries at ...
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Persistent URLs (web addresses) for online records of genealogical events

Are there any standards, or common usage, for the creation of persistent (long-lived) URLs (web addresses) for genealogy events? (more accurately these would be called IRIs, but URLs are the more ...
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What to think about information in FamilySearch search windows that then don't appear in the entry?

I am in a situation where I found a matching birth date in a baptism certificate through the search function of family search, but upon following the link to the index, I don't find that information ...
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How can I find out more information about the microfilms and indexes in the FHL, before I order the film?

When records have been extracted and indexed, but the images are not available online, how can I find out more information about how the index was made, and what fields were on the original records? ...
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Which FHL microfilms are available to view online?

If I want to look at a particular microfilm from the FHL, I can order the film and have it sent to my local FHC to view there. But before I go through the trouble and expense, it makes sense to ...
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Can anyone find the definition of Parts on FamilySearch Indexing Projects?

FamilySearch publishes "Project Completion Percentages" on the page "FamilySearch Indexing Updates". (That may or may not be the only or best place). On that page we find, for instance, that "US ...
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The identity of Priscilla Kimball Preston. Can you help track down an old extracted record and help solve a 17th century mystery?

We all know it should not take 1200 words to explain a transcription error ... A 17th century personality, "Priscilla Kimball Preston," reported by FamilySearch's FamilyTree causes a conflict in my ...
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Losing FamilySearch.org functionality from links to digital images. What am I doing wrong?

I frequently use links to digitized images at FamilySearch (below, "digital links"). Sometimes these are to entries in unindexed collections, while other times, it's just easier to refer someone to a ...
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What are the main free, online content providers for genealogical data? [closed]

I have become very familiar with the resources available on FamilySearch.org, but there are a lot of times when I still hit roadblocks. I am aware of Ancestry.com, but I know that most of their ...