Sunday, February 16, 2014

FAMILY SEARCH–GOING BACK & GETTING THOSE OTHER PAGES

Copy of familysearch logo

Today I want to talk about the images on Family Search.  The two sites that are always open on my computer are Family Search and Ancestry.  

I use Family Search and Ancestry simultaneously for locating records and images.  I’ve found this to be very successful over the years.  

WHAT IS THE ONE THING WE ARE TOLD ALL THE TIME?

Check the pages before and after the image you are looking at!

Am I always consistent in doing this?  I’m sorry to say I’m not.  Should I be? YES!

I’m most certainly better at this now than I was a few years ago.  I just want to remind you that going back to those images you found when you first began, and looking for that second or third page, may provide you with more information on your ancestor.

Yesterday I was reviewing information on my grandfather’s family and decided to look for birth records I don’t have and review the ones I do have.  In doing so, I did what I’m supposed to be doing and looked for that second page.  AND, also checked several pages before and after.  There they were.  The second pages for the birth records of my grand uncle Ford and my grandfather, Harry.  

GOULD_Ford V_birth record_1884_DetroitWayneMichigan_page 1 of 2
PAGE 1 OF RECORD FOR FORD GOULD
GOULD_Ford V_birth record_1884_DetroitWayneMichigan_page 2 of 2
PAGE 2 OF RECORD FOR FORD GOULD
  


GOULD_Harry Whipple_birth record 10 Feb 1885_DetroitWayneMichigan_page 1
PAGE 1 OF HARRY GOULD RECORD
GOULD_Harry Whipple_birth record 10 Feb 1885_DetroitWayneMichigan_page 2
PAGE 2 OF HARRY GOULD RECORD
  


What we had with only the first page:
  • record number
  • date of birth
  • name of the child
  • Sex of child
  • place of birth. 
What we have now with the second page:
  • names of the parents
  • residence of each parent
  • birthplace of each parent
  • occupation of the father
  • date of the record
That is a LOT of additional information.  

I am currently taking the time to go back to all of my records (as time allows) and make sure I have ALL the pages of that document.  Who knows what new information I might turn up?

This was a good reminder for me and I thought I’d pass it along to you.  Let me know if you turn up any new clues or information as you go back for those additional pages.

Other posts that you might enjoy that relate to records.






Happy hunting,

Michigan Girl

Copyright ©  2014   Diane Gould Hall

2 comments:

  1. Another thing to do on my next pass that I should have thought of from the beginning ...and didn't. My "to-do" list grows daily.

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    1. Jo - Nice to know we aren't alone though huh? LOL!

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