Browse Through

In looking for the birth certificate for a friend’s grandfather and having to browse through image after image to find it, I was reminded of the importance of making certain you’ve seen the entire record–even if most records are just one image or page.

My friend’s grandfather’s record was one image, but in looking for it I noticed several records that had corrections recorded immediately after the original certificate. Sometimes the date of birth was incorrect. Other times a name was slightly incorrect or completely wrong.

But you don’t know if you don’t to see if there is more than just one page. When looking at images of records, always browse until you get to the next actual record. Otherwise you will not know you have seen it all.