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Saw a Facebook post asking for feedback about the coverage table...LOVE IT!!  I used to look at the Historical Record pages looking for this kind of thing and my experience was that it was "never there" so I pretty much gave up going to the Historical Record wiki pages unless I was really desperate or looking for other information.  Will have to change my habits now :) Thanks! [[User:JanaStokes|JanaStokes]] 02:24, 7 May 2013 (UTC)  
 
Saw a Facebook post asking for feedback about the coverage table...LOVE IT!!  I used to look at the Historical Record pages looking for this kind of thing and my experience was that it was "never there" so I pretty much gave up going to the Historical Record wiki pages unless I was really desperate or looking for other information.  Will have to change my habits now :) Thanks! [[User:JanaStokes|JanaStokes]] 02:24, 7 May 2013 (UTC)  
  
 
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== Coverage Table  ==
  
I love the idea of a coverage table, but I would like to trust it.
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I love the idea of a coverage table, but I would like to trust it. My objective today: Waseca County, MN marriage records, 1900-1920. I started with the catalog and found that records had been filmed. On that catalog page was the invitation to "click here" to see them online.  "Here" was the page where I could search by name and above the search fields were the words, "Currently the following counties are represented in this collection: Anoka, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Kanabec." Well, Waseca county was not listed! So I clicked on "Learn More" where I found the coverage table. The coverage table did not include Waseca County, but it did include at least 2 counties not in the list quoted above.  
My objective today: Waseca County, MN marriage records, 1900-1920. I started with the catalog and found that records had been filmed. On that catalog page was the invitation to "click here" to see them online.  "Here" was the page where I could search by name and above the search fields were the words, "Currently the following counties are represented in this collection: Anoka, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Kanabec." Well, Waseca county was not listed! So I clicked on "Learn More" where I found the coverage table. The coverage table did not include Waseca County, but it did include at least 2 counties not in the list quoted above.  
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Do I believe the catalog entry or the coverage table? I could figure out through experimentation what counties are in there so far, but the idea of the WIKI is to help us save time. If I search for the marriage that I want and do not find it, what should be my conclusion? 1) The records I need aren't indexed yet, 2) They are indexed but the marriage didn't occur there, or, unfortunately, 3) Because the names were written too poorly for indexers to read properly?  
 
Do I believe the catalog entry or the coverage table? I could figure out through experimentation what counties are in there so far, but the idea of the WIKI is to help us save time. If I search for the marriage that I want and do not find it, what should be my conclusion? 1) The records I need aren't indexed yet, 2) They are indexed but the marriage didn't occur there, or, unfortunately, 3) Because the names were written too poorly for indexers to read properly?  
  
I use WIKI regularly, but I am not familiar with "Discussions" and am not confident that this contribution is a discussion because there was nothing at the top of the page saying so. If it ended up in the wrong place, I hope someone who knows how will move it or delete it. <span style="font-size:90%;">— Preceding [[FamilySearch Wiki:Signatures|unsigned]] comment added by [[User: Luanalg |  Luanalg ]] ([[User talk: Luanalg |talk]]&thinsp;|&thinsp;[[Special:Contributions/ Luanalg |contribs]])  20:30, 9 September 2013 (UTC) </span><!-- Template:Unsigned -->
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I use WIKI regularly, but I am not familiar with "Discussions" and am not confident that this contribution is a discussion because there was nothing at the top of the page saying so. If it ended up in the wrong place, I hope someone who knows how will move it or delete it. <span style="font-size:90%;">— Preceding [[FamilySearch Wiki:Signatures|unsigned]] comment added by [[User:Luanalg|  Luanalg ]] ([[User talk:Luanalg|talk]]|[[Special:Contributions/ Luanalg|contribs]])  20:30, 9 September 2013 (UTC) </span><!-- Template:Unsigned -->
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:The following counties are not included in the indexed collection at this time.
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*Scott
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*Sibley
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*Stearns
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*Wabasha
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*Wadena
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*Waseca
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*Washington
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*Watonwan
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*Winona
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[[User:TimothyNB|TimothyNB]]

Latest revision as of 13:30, 12 September 2013

Kudos

Saw a Facebook post asking for feedback about the coverage table...LOVE IT!!  I used to look at the Historical Record pages looking for this kind of thing and my experience was that it was "never there" so I pretty much gave up going to the Historical Record wiki pages unless I was really desperate or looking for other information.  Will have to change my habits now :) Thanks! JanaStokes 02:24, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Coverage Table

I love the idea of a coverage table, but I would like to trust it. My objective today: Waseca County, MN marriage records, 1900-1920. I started with the catalog and found that records had been filmed. On that catalog page was the invitation to "click here" to see them online.  "Here" was the page where I could search by name and above the search fields were the words, "Currently the following counties are represented in this collection: Anoka, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Kanabec." Well, Waseca county was not listed! So I clicked on "Learn More" where I found the coverage table. The coverage table did not include Waseca County, but it did include at least 2 counties not in the list quoted above.

Do I believe the catalog entry or the coverage table? I could figure out through experimentation what counties are in there so far, but the idea of the WIKI is to help us save time. If I search for the marriage that I want and do not find it, what should be my conclusion? 1) The records I need aren't indexed yet, 2) They are indexed but the marriage didn't occur there, or, unfortunately, 3) Because the names were written too poorly for indexers to read properly?

I use WIKI regularly, but I am not familiar with "Discussions" and am not confident that this contribution is a discussion because there was nothing at the top of the page saying so. If it ended up in the wrong place, I hope someone who knows how will move it or delete it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Luanalg (talk | contribs) 20:30, 9 September 2013 (UTC)


The following counties are not included in the indexed collection at this time.
  • Scott
  • Sibley
  • Stearns
  • Wabasha
  • Wadena
  • Waseca
  • Washington
  • Watonwan
  • Winona

TimothyNB

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