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NOTE: To determine which digital records are likely to be found within a collection or to find missing images, see, Using Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records (56000).

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. See Ordering a microfilm or microfiche (55678). To view films, see Finding a family history center near you (54018).

Question #1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer #1: See answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

  • Washington < Will records, 1885-1889, Vol. T: Pages 256-257 are missing between images 129 and 130. View the records on Film 551269.

Question #2: The Event Type and Year Range (browse point) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. How can I determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer #2: The list of known browse point discrepancies describes the event type or year range existing in the collection:

  • Adair > Will records, 1892-1930, Vol. L and Will records, 1929-1960, Vol. N are very light and barely legible. The records are not available on microfilm.
  • Bourbon browse points below correct year span is 1786-1871.
Will records index, 1729, Vol. 1 (index-to-index)
Will records index, 1729, Vol. 2 (index-to-volume and page for Will records #1-2194)
Will records index, 1851, Vol. 3 (index-to-volume and page for Will records #2200-5000)
NOTE: Using the index-to-index and index-to-volume and page to find Will records:
  1. Bourbon > Will records index, 1729, Vol. 1 is organized alphabetically by name and includes an associated Will record number. For example, Bourbon > Will records index, 1729, Vol. 1 > Image 1 of 140: Abbay, John R 729 refers to John R. Abbay and Will record #729.
  2. Based on the Will record number, search Will records index, 1729, Vol. 2 or Will records index, 1851, Vol. 3. For example, to locate John R. Abbay, Will record #729, search Bourbon > Will records index, 1729, Vol. 2 > Image 34 of 159. The John R. Abbay Will records are located in Vol. G and found on Page 103.
  3. Bourbon > Will records, 1821-1827, Vol. G > Image 54 of 275 contain page 103 Will record for John R. Abbay.
  • Bourbon browse points below do not contain indices:
Will records, Index, 1805-1809, Vol. C
Will records, Index, 1809-1814, Vol. D
Will records, Index, 1831-1835, Vol. J
Will records, Index, 1835-1838, Vol. K
Will records, Index, 1838-1841, Vol. L
Will records, Index, 1841-1847, Vol. M
Will records, Index, 1847-1850, Vol. N
Will records, Index, 1850-1853, Vol. O
Will records, Index, 1853-1857, Vol. P
  • Harrison browse points below contain marriage records as indicated:
Will records, 1795-1818, Vol. A includes two sets of Marriages Records on images 222-237 and images 456-473.
Will records, 1815-1832, Vol. B includes Marriage Records on images 300-313.
Will records, 1818-1832, Vol. B includes Marriage Records on images 296-309.
  • Hardin browse points below belong in Harlan County:
Affidavit of Descent, 1974-1977, Vol. 5
Affidavit of Descent, 1977-1980, Vol. 6
Affidavit of Descent, 1980-1983, Vol. 7
Affidavit of Descent, 1983-1986, Vol. 8
  • Mercer > Will records, Index, 1826-1834, Vol. 9 does not contain an index. The records are a continuation of Will Records, index, 1826-1835 Vol 9.
  • Muhlenberg > Wills record, 1954-1968, vol. 9 contains both volumes 9 and 10.
  • Union County Appraisements, inventories, and settlements index 1864-1918 are located in browse points:
Union > Estates index, 1864-1997, Vol. A-L
Union > Settlements index, 1864-1997, Vol. A-L
Union > Settlements index, 1864-1997, Vol. M-Z
  • Washington > Will records index, 1922-1949 year span should be 1792-1949.

If additional problems are encountered with the collection, you can report them at support@familysearch.org.

  • If browsing the collection: please include the full browse path you used to get to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the image viewer window.
    For example: Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977 > Carter > Will Records, 1932-1958, Vol 3 > Image 27 of 819.
  • For technical issues: please include operating system and browser version.

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