Didn't Find It in the Index?

If you didn't find it in the index it only means that you didn't find it in the index. Looks at examples from Census, Court, printed, and various online indexes, especially the online Newspaper sites.

Examples include:

    • Census records: people without a last name, online indexes, Soundex: the "G" and "H" issues

    • Published Family Histories where several "new" generations were added but the index was not updated.

    • Court Records, printed indexes, and various online indexes

    • Online Newspaper sites showing that the full text may be there while few if any of the words are indexed.

Past Presentations:

23 October 2012 - Benedictine University - Center for Lifelong Learning

Downers Grove, IL

8 November 2011 - Schaumburg Township District Library - Meeting

Schaumburg, IL

24 April 2010 - Ohio Genealogical Society - Annual Conference

Toledo, OH

27 February 2010 - DuPage County Genealogy Society - Annual Conference

St. Charles, IL