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Known Issues

Question #1: In Kent > Bonds there are missing years between volumes 5 and 6. Are there any Bonds available for the years 1767-1777?
Answer #1: In the browse file “Bonds 1664-1708” the original record keeper started recording bonds for the years 1773-1776 at the end of the ledger where the bonds for the years 1664-1798 were recorded. Image #87 shows page 162 on the left side of the record and is dated 1708. The right side page 163 is dated 1773 and the images up to #160 are dated to 1776.

Question #2: In Kent County there is a gap between Wills 1777-1781 Vol 6 and wills 1827-1835 Vol 11. Are those missing volumes available?
Answer #2: Volume 7 is available on microfilm number 14159, which can be ordered and viewed at your local FamilySearch Center. See Ordering Microfilm. FamilySearch does not have volumes 8-10. 

Question #3: I am seeing wills with dates outside the parameters of the collection in the waypoint Baltimore City > Wills 1675-1721 vol 1. Is this correct?
Answer #3: The wills this Volume cover the years 1675-1755 through image 256 and then revert back to 1720-1721 to the end of the waypoint, though the title page is clearly labeled 1675-1721.

Question #4: There are missing pages in Washington > Administration accounts 1778-1795 vol 1. Are these pages available for viewing somewhere else?
Answer #4: Pages 229-230 which should fit between images 129 and 130 on DGS 5085790 were missed on the original microfilm as well and are therefore not available for viewing.

Question #5: I am having trouble searching the Will Indexes and Will Books in Frederick County. Can you give me some help?
Answer #5: There are various types of books in these collections. The Will Indexes use the titles of the books. If you will compare the Film titles in the Catalog at this link with the year and vol numbers listed in the online waypoints you should be able to match the records.

Question #6: I am looking for the page listing the letter “R” in the Somerset > Index A-W browse point. Is it available to view?
Answer #6: This page was missed in the filming of these records, and is not available for viewing.

Question #7: I am trying to locate Baltimore County Wills. Can you help me?
Answer #7: The Baltimore County Wills are found at browse points titled Wills 1675-1721 vol 1 through Wills 1850-1852 vol 24 in the Baltimore City browse point.

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    For example: Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983 > Howard > Orphan’s court proceedings 1840-1849 vol 1 > Image 27 of 230.
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