What’s Missing?

Sometimes it is easy to see when something is missing. Other times there may be no obvious clue that information has been from a genealogical record or document.

Atypical entries in handwritten records are particularly easy to overlook, especially for the untrained eye.

When viewing a handwritten record in a series of entries in a record book, look at others to make certain that there’s nothing missing in the one in which you are interested. Does the record of interest appear similar to others in the same series?

What’s missing in a record is not always as obvious as it is in this picture.

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