Published by MyRootsMyBlog: Taking A Glimpse Into The Past With Indexing

I was so excited when the Freedmen’s Bureau Project was announced. There were 1.5 million Freedmen’s Bureau records just waiting to be indexed. I’ll admit I signed up in June and didn’t index a damn record (excuse my French) until last week. I decided to give it a try and I started with the Freedmen’s Bureau […]

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Published by Genealogy’s Star:  Page by Page — Searching

Indexes to genealogically significant records appear to be invaluable tools for genealogists. However, they all have certain limitations in common due to the fact that the indexer is interposed between the researcher and the original record. The accuracy of any index can be adversely limited by the following:The physical condition of the original recordThe accuracy…

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In What Way is Internet Indexing and Buying Potatoes Alike?

A friend of mine recently sent me the link to a fascinating blog article. The title of the blog post is, “Those Potatoes Came From Somewhere: Fuel the Find.” Since I love potatoes of any kind, I thought the post merited some of my time. I was not disappointed. Brad McBride, owner and pundit of…

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Published by Genealogy’s Star: To Index or Not to Index. That is the Question

I am not really challenging the concept of providing an index for genealogical research. Indexes do have their place. But I am suggesting that researchers do not become overly dependent on indexes. Basically, indexes are derived or secondary documents and by their nature are suspect and unreliable. For example, if I consider the indexes that…

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Published by Dick Eastman: Index to French Canadian Revolutionary War Patriots

American schoolchildren all learn about our glorious ancestors who fought for American independence in 1776 and for a few years following the Declaration of Independence. However, the history books published in the U.S. rarely mention that the desire for independence was not unanimous. Many Americans and Canadians wanted to remain loyal to the King of…

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Published by My Roots My Blog: The Freedmen’s Bureau Project Needs Your Help!

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project needs help indexing nearly 4 million records to make them searchable online. I have already signed up to start transcribing some records. For more information and to volunteer visit www.discoverfreedmen.org 

https://myrootsmyblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/the-freedmens-bureau-project-needs-your-help/

Published by FamilySearch: FamilySearch Combines Indexes and Record Images in a Single View

Those using FamilySearch.org to find historical records can now enjoy a search experience that allows researchers to compare extracted indexes and the image the index came from in a single view, which results in fewer clicks and faster conclusions. Indexes vs. Images Volunteers have indexed billions of names from historical records that have been digitized…

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