Scroll for more info

Many record collections are available but do you really know how to use them?

One of those collections is the Associated Press (AP) Name Card Index which has lots of good information but many users don’t take full advantage of the information.

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In this collection when the transcription of the file comes up it shows only one of the cards available and it is up to the user to go into the original record and scroll through the card collection to get to the other cards/pages.

As an example we will look at the Mitchell cards.

The transcript that comes up is for only the first card in the collection; image 346.

AP - Trans and card 001


AP card slide 1
Image 346


 

At the bottom of the card there is a scroll box.

Arrow to scroll image
Click on the arrow to go to the next card.


 

AP card slide 2
Image 347


 

AP card slide 3
Image 348


 

AP card slide 4
Image 349


 

Many records have this similar situation “additional pages are not shown“. The passport records and Application to SAR & DAR are just a few other examples.

I hope this posting will help you remember to take that extra step “SCROLL”, to discover all the information available.

Thank You.
Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

4 comments

  1. That is amazing! I don’t know what I would do or how I would feel seeing something so eery as a lost relative’s name pop up on a little card with those sort of heart wrenching remarks. Whew! I really want to look over my tree and see if there is anyone for me to chase through this source….another Wow Jose!

    1. Thank you for stopping to read my item. An AP listing of a family member is rare but maybe an event in their life or community is recorded in those little cards and who knows maybe a card will have some bit of information that helps us find a long lost relative.

      Thanks again.
      Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

  2. It’s not the only collection that requires checking for more pages – a good reminder to be thorough when looking at the records!

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