Chile Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues
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Question #1: I cannot find any microfilms in the Catalog using the Keyword (beta): Chile, Tarapacá, Lluto which corresponds to the browse path Tarapacá>Lluto. Am I doing something wrong?
Answer #1: The correct spelling of the browse path Tarapacá>Lluto is Tarapacá>Lluta. You will be able to find the microfilms in the Catalog using the Keyword (beta): Chile, Tarapacá, Lluta.
Question #2: The final browse points throughout the Chile, Civil Registration collection seem to include more types of records within than is listed in the title (Tipo de registro y años). For example: Concepción > Tomé > Defunciones 1893-1894 also includes births and marriages for 1894. How can I sort this out?
Answer #2: Using your example, in the Catalog Film Notes for Tomé, Concepción Registro Civil, you will find that Film Number 1162165 has three (3) corresponding Film Notes “Notes”:
- Nacimientos 1894-1897 (ítemes 2-6.),
- Matrimonios 1894 (con nacimientos : ítem 2), and
- Defunciones 1893-1894 (con nacimientos : ítemes 1-2).
However, as you pointed out, in the browse path there is only one entry: Concepción > Tomé > Defunciones 1893-1894.
As you can see, in the Catalog Film Notes above, the Item number is listed in the “Notes” section and not beside the Film number itself, as you would normally expect to find it. When the collection was first organized, apparently only one “Note” for each Film number (if the Film number was repeated without a specified Item number) was used as a final browse point. As a result, only one record type shows up in the browse. For a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection or how to find missing images elsewhere, see Document 114052, How to use Film Notes in the Catalog to determine the content of a final browse point in Historical Records.
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