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From: Connie Sheets <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] NARA Microfilm Numbers
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 13:49:56 -0700 (PDT)
September McCarthy wrote:
> It appears that the A1156 designation used by Ancestry.com is being
> used to indicate that this NARA microfilm T1156 has been digitized
> by NARA's "Digitization Partners" Ancestry.com and Footnote.com and
> that part of this agreement includes free access to the records in all
> NARA Research rooms...it would be interesting to hear what others
> think of how to cite these records going forward.
Ancestry correctly states in their Source Information description that the Iowa nonpopulation Schedules are in T1156, rolls 54-62; however, in the index itself (at least for my ancestor), it states "Roll A1156-57." See, for example:
A list of NARA microfilm of the nonpopulation schedules, by state, can be found at the bottom of this National Archives page:
I think this is a typical Ancestry indexing error, so I have chosen to cite the image as "from National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T1156, roll 57; this record is incorrectly indexed by Ancestry as deriving from NARA microfilm series A1156."
Other interpretations (or thoughts on citation) are most welcome!
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