Aug 032013
 August 3, 2013  Posted by at 9:43 am News

With the release of some new records on Family Search I have added an additional country to the database. The civil marriage registers for Natal province of South Africa have been transcribed and it is this data that I have added. This has added 12 families (24 individuals) to this dataset which is available here.

Inputting the data from the transcriptions is always precarious at the best of times and the original images should always be checked. I reconstruct the trees of the Lefever families using Family Historian and this software threw an error on one of the entries. It showed a 3 year old woman marrying a 62 year old man. A check of the image showed that it was a mis-transcription and the woman was actually 30 at the time of her marriage. This shows the value of checking your sources and always looking at the relevant original record wherever possible.