Sunday, April 10, 2011

What Does the Database Contain?

Try and find out how a database was compiled and precisely what information it contains. Some database titles may imply they are complete, but they may in fact not be. As a researcher, you need to know whether or not the actual locations you need are included.

As an example, the Illinois State Marriage Index 1763-1900 located on the Illinois State Archives website contains a list of counties and time periods covered

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