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Question #1: Are records that are missing from the collection available?
Answer #1: See answers below.
- Birth/christening records that were previously viewed on FamilySearch may not currently be available on-line. This collection is one of three collections that were formed from a previous large FamilySearch collection. When the new collections were published, some of the records were omitted. This issue is being researched to determine when and if the purged records can be recovered. Since all of the records were extracted from microfilms that are still available, any missing records can be located by searching the Library Catalog and viewing the relevant films at a FamilySearch Center.
- Many records of christenings that occurred in Germany have been wrongly attributed to parishes in England. These records have been extracted in the Batches listed below, with the corresponding film numbers and incorrect parishes.
|BATCH NUMBER||FILM NUMBER||CHRISTENING PLACE||RECORD WRONGLY ATTRIBUTED TO:||NO. OF RECORDS|
|C00111-6||1055681||Stiftskirche Stuttgart, Württemberg||Warkworth, Northumberland|| |
|C00111-7||872873||Stadtlohn, Westfalen, Preußen||Warkworth, Northumberland|| |
|C00018-1||1055937||Cannstatt (Stuttgart), Württemberg||Low Dinsdale, Durham|| |
|C00031-2||1055592||Gaisburg (Stuttgart), Württemberg||Smalley, Derby|| |
|C00031-3||1055601||Heslach (Stuttgart), Württemberg||Smalley, Derby|| |
|C00060-3||1192256||Hockenheim, Baden||Great Stainton, Durham|| |
|C00060-4||1192256||(Sennfeld) Hockenheim, Baden||Great Stainton, Durham|| |
|C00084-6||1056764||Beihingen (OA. Ludwigsburg), Württemberg||Ryton, Durham|| |
|C00098-8||572069||Linz, Rheinland, Preußen||Heworth, Durham|| |
|C00098-9||572069||Linz, Rheinland, Preußen||Heworth, Durham|| |
|C00099-0||572069||Linz, Rheinland, Preußen||Lowick, Northumberland|| |
|C00185-8||1055883||Mohringen (OA Stuttgart) Neckar, Wurttemberg||Colyton, Devon|| |
|C00225-7||957271||Sankt Emmeran, Mainz, Hessen||Greystoke, Cumberland|| |
|C00371-9||1055655||Stuttgart, Württemberg||Ampthill, Bedford|| |
Question #2: Some indexed entries have missing or incorrect information regarding the birth date, birth place, baptism/christening place, or film number. Is the missing/correct information available?
Answer #2: See answers below.
- The birth date and birth place may be erroneously excluded from an indexed entry. In such cases, this information can be found on the search results page (prior to opening the record).
- Records from indexing project (batch) number C99394-3 include the wrong film number (397733). The correct film is #367733.
- Records from indexing project (batch) number C98446-5 include the wrong film number (569261). The correct film is #352010.
- Baptism/christening entries from indexing project (batch) number C99892-1 appear in the collection twice for each person, with two different baptism/christening places. The correct baptism/christening place is Kamin (Kr. Flatow), Westpreußen, Preußen, Germany. These entries include source film number 587549 and system origin Germany-EASy. (The erroneous entries include a baptism/christening place of Hoehe Evangelische, Soest, Westfalen, Prussia, source film number 998171, and system origin Germany-ODM.)
Question #3: Is it possible to search Batches C995911 and C995912?
Answer #3: For Batches C995911 and C995912, an advanced search does not yield complete results; some record summaries are blank. Although the full entries can be viewed for these records, only those with complete search results can be filtered.
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Question #4: The extracted information from batch C93892-1 shows birthplace as Evangelisch, Nordweil, Freiburg, Baden, but the library film 1269848) is of a Katholic Kirkenbuch. Which is correct?
Answer #4: The source film, FHL#1269848 contains records from Katholische Kirchenbuch
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