Re: Mogilev Birth Index #belarus

Hilary Henkin
 

Hi,
In this particular database, the lack of a given name is not indicative
of anything.  That information was not tallied, there's not even a field
for it.

A researcher is forced to surmise, and to obtain the original record to
see the name of the baby.  Fortunately, that is now a relatively simple
process, since the microfilms have been digitized and are now available
for research at any Family History Center.  The combination of birth
year and index number, both provided in the index, can lead a researcher
easily to the record.

If one uses the general Belarus Births database at JewishGen, one can
even find the precise film number and "Item Number" (section of the
microfilm).

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