The middle entry on this page of 1838 baptisms from Aurich, Germany contains the entry for my ancestor.
The fourth column contains the names of the sponsors. When I was trying to analyze the entry for my relative I thought the symbol in the middle red circle on the image were a part of the entry.
Then I looked at the other two entries on the image I made and realized that the items in the circle were partially used to number each entry and were not a part of the names of the sponsors.
If I had only copied the entry for my ancestor and not other entries on the same page, I might have missed that.
Don’t copy only the entry of interest on a page like this. Copy other entries on the same page.
You can’t made comparisons if you don’t.
Note: This tip originally ran on 22 May 2015.