View the image for each record you find. Don’t accept the transcription with your hints.
I find that there are much more information on the image/page to offer. Examples:
Census- list street or rural, surrounding neighbors, income, It doesn’t always add the “cousins” listed in the household on the transcription, the servant or boarder may later become a relative;[1880 US Census Ancestry Family Tree for the Nicholson family (always check the page before and after.)
Newspapers- usually list the name but not the Mrs. before the name or others in the photo [example from Portland news for My Heritage hint for Arnold Bibber. It was his wife who was Viola Hutchins.]
OCR recognition also is open to incorrect spellings checking the document will verify if it is the person/s you are looking for.
Reading or looking at the image, transcription verses the image when possible will clarify and offer much information for your family research.
Submitted by <a href=”mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org”>June Stearns Butka
May 4, 2016
Meets in the Merrimack Valley, generally on the fourth or last Saturday morning of the month from September to June. Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 10:00 A.M. and are held at the Georgetown Peabody Library, 2 Maple Street, Georgetown MA 01833.
MSOG had a Board meeting today where vice-president C Yvonne Hickey shared her team's plans for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Program. You are definitely going to want to be part of this event. Make sure to renew or purchase your MSOG membership before the end of this month in order to take advantage of the greatly reduced member rate. Details will be available in the upcoming issue of Past Times. ... See MoreSee Less