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Providing a list of census surname indexes available at the Family History Library has very limited value unless there is a link to a website where an individual unable to visit Salt Lake City can go to purchase a copy of the index for their personal use. Since most people start their searches online I agree that the online indexes should be listed first. There is a point where a person may need to consult one of these indexes done by a local family history society. It is not enough to make a list of these indexes. There should be a plan for pointing people to this sort of index as part of a solution strategy. Darris G. Williams 15:51, 20 June 2012 (UTC)


Does anyone have any suggestions that we should be aware of as we add more information and links to the wiki on the FHL's reference book of Welsh census surname indexes at the library?


As with England, we have now added these reference tables for Wales that contain the tables of placenames for which the FHL has census surname indexes.  You can view an example by searching for ['County name' Census Surname Index], e.g. "Anglesey Census Surname Index A-K.


I also think that this page should be rearranged so that the online surname indexes are shown prior to the sections on FHL indexes, batch numbers and searching the web.  I think these primary tools should be shown prior to providing the more detailed information about searching census records, FHL indexes and batch numbers, etc.  Before making these changes, I would like to get your views on this.  Thank you for sharing your viewpoint with me.

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