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From: "Chris N French" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] ESSEX RECORD OFFICE
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 11:55:03 +0100
On 27 Jun 2009 at 11:44, JFHH wrote:
> Looking at the images of parish registers available, those I have seen
> have references to various indexes. Perhaps Essex Records Office could
> consider uploading images of the indexes which do exist?
I had previously emailed the ERO and they don't actually have proper
indexes pointing to each image. They expalined the references you
referred to as follows:
On 26 Jun 2009 ERO wrote:
> The statement about indexes which appears on some catalogue entries
> relates to indexes of the test in the catalogues not direct indexing
> from the volumes. As Seax searches the text of both catalogue entries
> and indexes added by archivists, we have to have some means of
> displaying index entries so that people viewing an entry can see why
> this entry has appeared. For example, we may have a pauper's inventory
> included in another document and used the subject index term Poor. If
> you searched for the parish name and poor this entry would appear, but
> there would be no obvious reason why it should be displayed as poor
> does not appear in the text. Thus we added the display of index terms
> to solve confusion experienced by some members of the public.
I too had been a little confused.