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From: Harold Henderson <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Citatinitis
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 14:45:19 -0500
I have no objection to line numbers, and I would use them too (if I
remembered!) where the preferable dwelling/family numbers are absent or
On Ancestry, I don't have any trouble telling how an entry is
indexed/transcribed, regardless of how I got to it. Some days it seems like
online providers are determined to crowd out or cover up the original record
with their interpretations!
On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 2:20 PM, <> wrote:
> Ah, but if you found James because you were searching for his daughter,
> Bella, would you then go back and figure out how to search for James?
> Or if you found James because he was on the same page, or nearby pages,
> to his cousin, Sam.
> This happens more than I would have ever imagined.
> Linda Gardner
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: Re: [TGF] Citatinitis
> > From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
> > Date: Fri, September 03, 2010 3:01 pm
> > To: "'Transitional Genealogists Forum Mailing List'"
> > <>
> > If you searched for first name James, born 1850 in England in a certain
> > place you expected him in a certain census, then when you clicked the
> > surname Vond on your pick from a list of these James' because that is
> > to the James Bond you are looking for, you will have come to the search
> by a
> > different route but the transcribed index entry would still say Vond. I
> > don't make a note of it for the next person but for myself in the
> > as to what the direct route is so I don't have to go the circuitous way
> > again.
> > -- Elissa
> > Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
> > www.PowellGenealogy.com
> > CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for
> > Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants
> > after periodic evaluations by the Board.
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: On Behalf Of
> > > Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 2:48 PM
> > >
> > > I used to think that I should record the index entry, even if I had
> > > never used it (the index entry), and then I found myself spending a lot
> > > of time trying to figure out exactly how someone appeared in the index
> > > in order to access the record by that route. It seemed
> > > counterproductive. I don't know if I can afford to be that courteous.
> > <g>
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