FamilySearch Indexing: US, West Virginia—Births, 1852-1910, Overview
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Skill Level: Beginning
- This project is recommended for new volunteers who are still becoming familiar with the indexing process and system.
Characteristics and Description
- This project involves certificates of birth and delayed certificates of birth.
- You may see other types of records, such as witness certifications, clerk certifications, or affidavits, that were included with the documents filmed. Index only the certificates of birth and the delayed certificates of birth. Do not index any of the other documents. Mark them as a No Extractable Data Image.
- Records were handwritten or typed on preprinted forms.
- Batches usually have 20 images.
- Each image generally has just one record.
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- The completed index will be freely accessible online to the general public when the collection is published. The digital images will be accessible to active FamilySearch account holders once an authentication system is put in place on Record Search. Until authentication is available, the images will not be accessible.