Sunday, March 1, 2015

Interspersed index organized alphabetically by year


In my personal research I came across a register of births that was weirdly organized. This is how I think it goes:

Village 1 birth records
Village 1 birth index
  • Year 1, alphabetical by surname index of births for village 1
  • Year 2, "
  • Year 3, "
Village 2 birth records
Village 2 birth index
  • Year 1, alphabetical by surname index of births for village 2
  • Year 2, "
  • Year 3, "
and so on.

This is the first time I've found a register that has both an index that is interspersed by village AND separated by year. 

It was probably much easier for the clerk to record at the time. It took me about 10 minutes of clicking through the pages to find the correct village. This is one feature that the vademecum website lacks. I wish the name of the register on the website would list the names of the villages in the same order that they appear in the book. Alas, I have not yet figure out the "order" of the villages in the online register titles.



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