Where Do They Put the Partial Entries?

Due to the passage of time, some original records are difficult to read. Writing fades, pages get torn, mice chew on paper, etc. There may have been entries that the indexer or transcriber could only partially read. How are those entries put in the database? Where are they put in a published book?

You need to know–because there’s always a chance that partial entry is for your person.

Blanks were used for entries that were totally unreadable and dashes were used for partially readable entries in this index of Hamilton County, Ohio, marriages.


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