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Question #1: My ancestor lived in Birnamwood Village, Shawano, Wisconsin but I cannot find him in the indexed records. Where can this missing record be found?
Answer #1: Birnamwood Village, Shawano, Wisconsin was erroneously indexed as Bonneval Village, Shawano, Wisconsin for 30 records. The original text’s handwriting is very hard to read.
Question #2: I am finding two records for my ancestor that are identical with the exception of differing town localities. Can you clarify this?
Answer #2: There is an instance in Washington > Washington County where there is an overlay over the page between two towns which covered the name of the next town. This caused the indexer to index the pages from the wrong locality. The following page had the overlay reversed, causing the same pages to be indexed again with the opposite page indexed from the wrong locality. The two localities involved were the towns of Polk and Kewaskum Center. If you have ancestors with duplicate records from these two towns you will need to look at the original image to determine the correct locality.
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