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Understanding precisely how the GRO indexes are organized can give us key information about individual entries. The marriage index is a whole other kettle of fish, so this answer pertains only to births and deaths. The key pieces of information to consider are: The GRO indexes were compiled quarterly (that is, at the end of March, June, September, and ...


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If I understand correctly, you have around 10,000 church records in 1,000 images. You want to be able to enter a name that is on one of the records and then find the image it is on. Ideally you would also want to indicate which of the 5-15 entries per page is the correct entry, but for such a small number of images per page that seems optional. ...


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It may be a sign that someone submitted a correction after the initial registration. I was not able to find a reference from the GRO's guidance on birth certificates, but in the guides provided for clergy and other persons authorised to perform marriages, there is a section that discusses how to submit corrections. Page 24 of A Guide for Authorised Persons,...


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Since you are accessing the database Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 on Ancestry.com, look the database up in the Card Catalog. Under the section About Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 there is a description of the database, which includes the county codes. County 57 is Dallas County. FamilySearch has a collection Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997 which is described ...


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The GRO (General Register Office) Index of Marriages contains only the names of the bride and groom, not witnesses. I expect this question arises from the fact that often more than 2 people have the same page number in the index. For marriages from 1837 to 1852, you will find up to 8 names (4 marriages) per page of the register, and after 1852 only 4 names ...


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GenScriber does allow linking to media, and multiple hyperlinks can be used in a single cell. You can link to multiple images for a single record. GenScriber will also export nicely formatted html complete with links. Also, the sort in genscriber will never trash your data. It always sorts across all columns. It also has multiple column sort. I am working ...


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I found a source for these using Google to search "texas county code numbers". They seem to come from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and 057 matches Dallas county there. The codes there match those from the Texas Department of State Health Services which makes them available as an Excel spreadsheet for download and says: The county FIPS (...


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The image shown in the question is from Ancestry's Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930. In the About section, one is directed to FamilySearch's wiki page, Belgium, Antwerp, Police Immigration (FamilySearch Historical Records) According to the FamilySearch wiki page, only the locality appears between the name and the birthdate. I don't see ...


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I would create a database using a package like OpenOffice or LibreOffice. These are available for Mac, Windows & Linux and are free. This is similar to Access in Microsoft Office or to the much larger MySQL. Create a data table for your images, which can be imported from a CSV file, which also contains the image name and location. Create another table ...


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You can't correct an entry if you can't find it again. If you are sure that the passenger list you saw was in the right time period, then... Ellis Island (1892-1924) passenger list indexes are available on at least 3 sites: The Ellis Island Foundation website includes indexes and images. On the Passenger Record page (i.e. the index entry) and on the ...


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This doesn't answer your question, but you should be aware that you don't need to have an Ancestry subscription to view the Ancestry Card Catalog. Once your subscription lapses, your account should revert to a Guest status. You can see this by viewing your account -- it looks like this: By searching in the Ancestry Card Catalog, you can view the page for ...


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I am one of the cofounders of ENISoftware, which just released ENIndexer. I don't believe our software would be right for your needs, as it is primarily a solution for creating "back of the book" every name indexes. Based on your original post, it sounds to me like Genscriber in its wine wrapped version is the clsoest thing available to what you are trying ...


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"What to think?" I would think, "I don't know enough about what I am looking at." and look for more information about the collection of historical records I had found. Do I have a good understand of the how the search engine works? What turns up in a search result is a function of how 'fuzzy' your search was. If you don't understand why something was ...


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The Ellis Island website's FAQ says: Q. I just placed an order for a manifest but my passenger’s name was spelled incorrectly. Can you correct the spelling before you send me my order? A. If the misspelling is on the text version of the manifest, then it is probably a human error made by a volunteer who spent thousands of hours laboriously ...


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You didn't say where this image comes from, but comparing it to another image I found on Google+, I am guessing that this refers to the material which has been published in electronic form in the collection of Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 on Ancestry.com. The Google+ news item shared by Ancestry.com said: Published over a span of two decades,...


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A fairly important piece of information omitted is what IR 27/17 actually contains. As you know, it is an index to the Death Duty registers. But this particular piece (IR 27/17) is an index to the Death Duty registers pertaining to administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Any search for a will is therefore futile. It is very unlikely this ...


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In a footnote in Kirsty Gover's Tribal Constitutionalism (p 122), citing an interview with genealogist Rita Souther, the author notes that N.E. stood for Not Eligible: Some base rolls exclude non-Indians recorded on the basic roll, for instance by identifying those recorded as 'N.E.', or 'Not Eligible', indicating that the person was deemed to not be ...


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It is true to say that a death can only be registered in the district in which it occurred. What can happen is that the information can be given to a registrar in another district who completes a legal form called a declaration and then sends that on to the correct district where the registration then actually takes place. The resultant register entry will ...


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I can only say that when I submitted a Probate Application Form earlier this year, one of the documents required to go with it, was an "Official copy of death certificate or coroner's letter". The current form has no other space for the place of death, so the only current source can be the death certificate. The interesting aspect is that the idea that a ...


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I found the page here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27818-9190-18?cc=2000219 By using this tool: http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html To look up the address of University Blvd. in the county of Dallas and city of University Park (not Dallas) which has the University Blvd listed. I then entered the cross streets by looking up the ...


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The number 195012 is the file number of the Antwerp Police Report. Go to FamilySearch.org and look under Europe and Belgium. There you will find documents that can be browsed. Click on it and you will get a long list of documents. Find the one that contains 195012 and browse it until you find the file 195012. It contains a gold mine of information.


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I'm going to have a go at some suggestions on how this might be done, using several different software packages for Mac. I am not aware of Windows equivalents for Yojimbo or DevonThink. There is a fully compatible version of Scrivener for Windows. Given that you plan to do a lot of scanning, and would like to publish it all as a website later, I honestly ...


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Hypothesis: Could "317" be a case number in the New York, Queens County, mixed proceedings, 1899-1932 Mixed proceedings, case no. 305-319, 1902, DGS 5041799 (digital images online -- no microfilm) Note that the catalog says: Some cases do not have the number listed and may make it difficult to see where cases are divided. Many case number ranges ...


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The National Archives' research guide on Mines and Mining says that the Archives does not hold personnel records, and directs the researcher to local record offices. The Cornwall Record Office has a searchable catalog plus listings at A2A (this link may be going away soon as they transition to the new catalog system). Other collections can be found at the ...


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The index record is still present in Ancestry.com but no longer has the doubling up of Griffiths: Name: Mary B Gomersall Spouse: Richard Griffiths Jr Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1879 You may be interested in another record for Mary, which does have an image: "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945," database with images, FamilySearch ...


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Let's start with the original source material which you could use if you were at the Massachusetts Archives. The following quotes are excerpted from the article Massachusetts Vital Records in the RootsWeb Wiki (formerly the Ancestry Wiki) which is a wiki adaptation of Ancestry's Red Book. The article intro says: This entry was originally written by ...


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I just saw the announcement of ENIndexer (Mac, Windows). It helps to create name indexes for books and similar documents. There is however no linking to source files. There is a trial available, the price tag is 74,95 USD.


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Cyndi's List has one category within Organizing Your Research called Filing Systems. http://www.cyndislist.com/organizing/filing/ And along with research logs to track and find documents again https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Organizing_Your_Files#Organizing_Principles https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Research_Logs


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UKBMD has pages which list the names of places within a registration district -- the page for Kingsbridge shows the following civil parishes later in the alphabet than Stokenham: Strete Thurlestone West Alvington Woodleigh Ancestry's list of Ecclesiastical parishes for Kingsbridge RD (derived from The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers) lists ...


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