How do I find all the information for an individual?
Since several types of records have been entered into the database only for the primary person mentioned on the record, it is necessary to read the database pages for parents, children, and spouses as well as the page for the individual himself. Census records and city directories are two examples of materials that relate to both members of a married couple and to their children but have been entered into Farmar Families only for the head of household.
Why are there so many incomplete families in the database?
The highest priority for research was for Farmar descendant families. The database contains everything I have been able to.learn about the families of Farmar descendants. However, for married couples who are in the database only because they are parents of the spouse of a Farmar descendant, no effort was made to completely research the family. Also, please note that the names of parents of spouses are some of the least reliable bits information in the database. These names usually come from civil registration index entries which are often in error. Children of a Farmar spouse have been researched as a priority and are as complete as I can make them with the information at hand. However, families marked in the database with the icon for "other relative of a Farmar spouse"or for "not related" are low priority categories and will seldom have all children listed.
How are census records for a family entered into the database?
Census records are entered under the name of the head of the household. Generally, no duplicate entries have been made for spouses, for children under age 18, or for boarders, workers, or servants in the household. However, duplicate entries were usually made for “children” over 18 still living at home and for other related adults living in the household.
How are marriage records entered?
Civil registration index information for marriage records, church records of marriages, and marriage certificates are entered for both parties to the marriage. Divorce records are similarly entered for both parties.
How do I find the source for the data?
At the end of each research note that has the label INFO in the left hand margin of the page, an alphabetical abbreviation in parentheses gives the source of the information. If appropriate, specific LDS microfilm numbers, page numbers, volumes, or dates are also given after the source abbreviation. The full bibliographic reference for the source corresponding to that alphabetical abbreviation may be found under the SOURCES tab. For entries with INFO XRef or NOTE as the label in the left margin, there will be no source abbreviation. The INFO XRef entries are references to other parts of the database, and the NOTE entries are my own comments and opinions.
Why are there no sources for the lines labeled Birth, Marriage, and Death?
The labeled birth, marriage and death fields represent conclusions drawn from the research data. A confirmation of the date and place will be present somewhere in the research data entered for that person or in the data for the spouse of that person. If the icon shows that the person in question is in the database only as a parent of a Farmar spouse, the confirmation of birth, marriage or death dates and places is probably on the page for their child.
Why do Farmar spouses have little information for their pre-Farmar marriage period?
The research for Farmar spouses before marriage is not yet complete. An effort will be made to gather more complete information in the near future.
Why does nothing happen when I click on the "Pop-up Pedigree" tab for a person?
In Internet Explorer, if the settings do not allow running scripts or ActiveX controls, the Pop-up Pedigree feature will be disabled. If "Allow blocked content" is selected, the pedigree charts will be displayed correctly.