Monday, January 6, 2014

Do You Always Believe Bibliographies and Inventories?

Catalogers are human and, being human, they occasionally make a mistake. A recent of online church records with which I was working indicated they only went to 1900.

It turns out there were entries from the 1910s as well.

If I had believed the inventory I would never have located entries from 1905 that were helpful in my research.

1 comment:

  1. So true. The film available both through NARA and at the Family History Library in SLC list the manifest for the USS Manhattan that sailed from Liverpool to New York in June of 1867. This manifest is not on either film. I did find the manifest (or a copy of it?) available at so I was able to obtain the information I needed as well as a findable source.