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From: Connie Sheets <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] NARA Microfilm Numbers and Citations to MortalitySchedules at Ancestry
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 14:39:36 -0700 (PDT)
Some technical corrections to my last post:
The Iowa Mortality Schedules (not merely nonpopulation schedules) are on NARA microfilm series T1156 rolls 54-62. There are other Nonpopulation Schedules, such as Agriculture schedules, on earlier rolls in this series which are not available on Ancestry.
In my haste I did not make clear that "from National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T1156, roll 57; this record is incorrectly indexed by Ancestry as deriving from NARA microfilm series A1156" is only the end portion of my citation; it is not the entire citation.
And finally, someone pointed out to me privately that my link was to a partial abstract of the mortality schedule, not an index. In my mind it serves both purposes, but is not technically an abstract because it contains an analysis (e.g. that my ancestor was born in 1808 - not a very good analysis since the mortality schedule states he died in November at age 62).
Which is more accurate: to refer to this as an abstract or an index? Or should I refer to it as a database entry instead? [I have a vague recollection of this issue being discussed before, but I don't remember the outcome and can't find the thread].
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