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Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Missouri Death Certificate Blues

Gee, I wish there were more people working on these transcriptions. Of the over 50,000 records only about half are done. Sure, they want more information, but still. If each person who ever pulled a record from their site did 10, we'd be done in no time.

Why am I so anxious? I can't wait to search them, of course.

One of the things that flummoxes (It's a word, look it up) me is that the person who wrote the record often fills out the form wrong. Sometimes that works in your favor when they use the spot for children under a year old to write in the month and days of someones age who is obviously over the age of one year.

When it doesn't work in your favor? When the surname is not consistent between husband and wife - same name, different spellings, or between father and son. It really makes one wonder. And it makes me grateful for the advanced search settings!

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