Free Every Name Indexes for Old County Histories
My Every Name Indexes are compiled specifically with the genealogist in mind. They are cross referenced in a way to find the smallest reference to your ancestor.
1. Every person named in the original text is listed by last name, first name, and page number in the index. Identical names mentioned on more than one page are combined into one entry. For example:
Adams, Alice, 822 or Adams, Andrew, 718, 721
2. Every name is spelled in the index as it was spelled within the original text. Be sure to check all possible spelling variations. For example:
Abat, Evert, 496 or Abbot, Everett, 628 or Abbott, Everet, 376
3. Women mentioned in the original text by their maiden name will be listed in several ways to make it easier to find female ancestors. For example:
Ackley, Mrs. Martha E. (Colveyhouse), 925 and Ackley, Martha E., 925 and Colveyhouse, Martha E., 925
Aiken, Mrs. Emma Sprague, 369 and Aiken, Emma, 369 and Sprague, Emma, 369
4. Persons designated in the original text with titles will be listed in several ways. For instance:
Alerding, Right Rev. Herman Joseph, 418 and Alerding, Herman Joseph, 418
Andrews, Mrs. Mary, 710 and Andrews, Mary, 710
Johnston, Lieut. Col. Joseph, 833 and Johnston, Joseph, 833
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