[APG Public List] Footnote and special schedules
amy at amyjohnsoncrow.com
Tue Nov 3 14:26:44 MST 2009
Further, even if Ancestry lists it doesn't mean they have full
coverage. The last time I used some of the mortality schedules, there
were counties that only had 1 or 2 townships (or even 1 or 2 pages)
included. I had used the schedules on microfilm previously and know
that the counties in question had more pages than what Ancestry was
On Nov 3, 2009, at 3:57 PM, Connie Sheets wrote:
> Richard A. Pence wrote:
>> Marie wrote:
>>> I use the full schedules at NARA in DC so am not
>> familiar with the missing
>>> ones on Ancestry.
>>> Thanks for mentioning the ones that are missing.
>> I don't think Connie intended to say that those films were
>> missing from the
>> listing of NARA films, only that but one of the eight was
>> digitized and on
>> If you say the other seven are "missing" from the NARA
>> listing, then the
>> list you use is entirely "missing" - NARA has none of its
>> microfilm on line.
>> Of course, it is another issue if Ancestry is claiming all
>> of the schedules
>> in its NARA microfilm are on line, but I don't believe that
>> is the case.
> Just to be clear, I did not intend to imply that Ancestry might be
> claiming they have NARA film online when they do not.
> However, one might incorrectly assume from Ancestry's list of
> National Archives records that the only thing in, for example, the 8
> rolls of NARA Publication A1154 is the Washington Mortality Schedules.
> To find out what is actually in a NARA publication, one should go to
> the NARA website and read the publication details.
> Connie Sheets
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