Need suggestions for finding listed document subgroup within a huge image group
Hi--Long time user of familysearch and love the amazing collection of images. Having trouble now and hope someone has a helpful suggestion. It seems when the total number of images grows, the harder it is to find anything within the images. Many of the image groups are huge--well over a thousand pages--and contain a large number of subgroups of documents within. Search gives you lots of image groups to look at, but it is very difficult to find the subgroup you want within the larger image group.
My question is this: How can I find the beginning of each listed subgroup of documents?
For example, I looked for Jackson parish, Louisiana and found several of groups of images, supposedly listed as genealogy records for Jackson parish, Louisiana.
The image group "Jackson. Compiled Genealogy Records 1796–1880" was one I pulled up to examine. When I opened the 1117 page image group, I found the following listed as being within that group: Jackson, Mississippi; Jackson, North Carolina; Jackson, Aiken, South Carolina; Jackson, Alabama; Jackson, Kentucky; Jackson, Louisiana; Jackson, Arkansas; Jackson, Tennessee; Jackson, Florida and Jackson, Georgia.
What I need to know is how to find the beginning of each listed sub set of images. You can't tell that from the thumbnail images or from the Image Group information bar on the right. The Image Group information bar lists the subgroups, but is not always accurate. In the same image group I mentioned above, there were records for a man named Henry Jackson as well.
I totally understand we cannot expect everything to be indexed, but it surely would be helpful if we could determine just where one of the items listed in the Image Group Information bar begins. Does anyone have suggestions on how I can do that? I appreciate any and all suggestions that could help. This is a continuing and growing frustration.
@Barbara Smith_34 You are right that browsing the images can be daunting and frustrating. A couple of suggestions that might help:
- Notice on the image pages, a Feedback button. It's at the bottom-right of every page, including the initial page where you do your search. I've found that the Historical Images folks are quick to fix things we report using Feedback. This would be a good way to get your general feedback about browsing the images to the folks who can improve it. (Was going to add a screenshot to show you, but Community is not letting me). t can be helpful to find the DGS number and check the catalog--especially when the info on the right panel seems to be a bit off. To do that, scroll to the bottom of that right panel. In the Jackson. Compiled Genealogy Records 1796-1880 image set you mentioned, we found that the Image Group Number (DGS) is 008949698. To find it in the Catalog, click Search and then Catalog. Click to search by Film/Fiche number and enter 8949698 (drop the leading zeros). Drilling down the long catalog entry, we found that DGS 8949698 contains only 1 set of records: Jackson and Prince family papers - Jackson correspondence, personal and plantation accounts, 1796-1880. Here is the catalog page link: atalog page: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/369857?availability=Family%20Histo Best%of luck in your continuing research.ae