Saturday, July 9, 2016

OMG, No! Another indexing milestone

Today I finished indexing the last of the Omignano death records that were in form layout, so I have now completed the years 1875 - 1929.  That's the end of the civil records available in the image collection on Family Search.  YAY!  The next step in this indexing process should be to read the fully handwritten death records from 1866 - 1874, but I may postpone that in favor of birth or marriage record forms.

As I was indexing the death records in 1926 and 1927, I noticed that the name of the recorder on some of the records looked familiar - Silvino Lerro.   I have a 2nd cousin 2x removed by that name!   It turns out that he worked as a clerk in Omignano for a while. So not only am I reading records about my relatives, I am seeing the handwriting and signature of one of my relatives recording it!  How cool is that?!?  Pretty darn cool, in my opinion.  Just a little icing on the cake for wrapping up this record set.


In the meantime, I will be taking an indexing break before starting the next batch.  There are some other genealogy tasks on the to-do list!

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