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familysearch.org messina data..not all pages indexed? anyone see this?

familysearch.org messina data..not all pages indexed? anyone see this?

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 12:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Mar 2013 7:49PM GMT
We just found a record yesterday by way of manual scanning the data. Pure luck it was found, really. However, I cannot find that record via search criteria..nor can I find the other people on that page. Is it possible that not all the data is indexed?
Now I tried to use same hunt and peck method to find another sibling of same family..with absolutely no success. Even though I see the first record, find it very legible, no reference to mother, father, or child in any way using search. I'm stumped! (Of course, this is for my brick wall person!)

Re: familysearch.org messina data..not all pages indexed? anyone see this?

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 3:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Not all of the databases are fully indexed. The description should tell you how far along they are in the indexing process. In addition some databases you can only browse, as they are not yet indexed at all. Also, what is clear to you, may not be to the transcriber, and the indexed name is completely discombobulated.

What database are you trying to search?

Re: familysearch.org messina data..not all pages indexed? anyone see this?

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 11:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Mar 2013 2:00PM GMT
I had been searching the Messina data,: Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Comune).
They have the data sets grouped under either 'messina' or 'villagi di Messina' as groups of files.
Under Villagi, the data sets for births (Nate) 1893-1897, and Nati 1897-1901, and Nati 1901-1904.

Looks like none of that is indexed yet...and I just saw a link on family search home page last night, looking for help in indexing the italian data...so I guess it is still underway!

In the meantime, I'm searching manually....I hunt by my estimated year of birth, then find the specific village (that I hope is the correct one), and then scan the months. Seems like I'll have to do this until we are fully indexed.
I'm thinking about joining the indexing project..since it may also help me uncover people I'm looking for. Thank you for your help!
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