How Does that Finding Aid Work?

Whenever using an index or finding aid to any other series of records, ask yourself how the index or finding aid actually works.

Does it index every name included in the record? Or does it just index the names of the primary individual (the deceased on a death certificate, the child on a birth certificate, the pensioner in a pension record, etc.)? What other names are typically included in an individual’s record?

If you cannot answer these questions, you might not be using the index or finding aid effectively.


Source: Genealogy Tip of the Day

Posted On: May 21, 2021 at 10:39AM