"look through several surrounding images"
One of the sources attached to KZKR-5RN is:
Jacob Richards in entry for Zeno Richards "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935".
I want to examine the image closely. The link to the image gives a warning:
"This record may have come from this image. You may need to look through several surrounding images if it does not appear on this image."
I hunted thru about 30 pages and I'm pretty sure Zeno isn't in 'em.
Why do the indexers not make a note of what page they are indexing?
Is there some way to download the indexed info directly in one fell swoop?
I tried writing a Windows Powershell script to retrieve the text (including the indexing) for all 330 pages in the digitized microfilmed book but it gives me a 503 error, and I don't know enough about all the mysterious windings of Microsoft and the internet to figure it out in, oh, I estimate a year of hard work.
I could hunt manually thru all 330 pages which would take less than a year, but then the same problem's going to present itself the next day after that, again and again.
Thank you, I also just found it also. The indexing below the image doesn't have Zeno, it has Jens. Oddly enough, the source page for KZKR-5RN, has Zeno. Following the link there you get "Zeno". How does the source index get Zeno when the indexing sez Jens?0
There are multiple records of the same marriage, and they were each indexed differently. I think the one that was indexed as Jens (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q28H-88TT) is the original register; the index entry is connected to the correct image (number 143 of 637 on film 7609437). There's also what I think is the county archive copy of the register, which was indexed twice (as Zeno: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HS4P-HQN2 and https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q28H-Z5H2); one of them gives the "may need to browse" warning, but both link to the correct image (number 36 of 637 on film 7609437). The one that was indexed as Zens (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HS4F-HSZM) is the index of brides; it also gives the warning but is correctly linked (image 95 of 728 on film 7609438).
(All of the records say Zeno, but the capital Z looks like a capital J with a small extra loop in the middle, and of course word-final 's' and 'o' can both just look like ovals.)
The "may need to browse" warning is generally found on old indexes that predate digitization; the index has the image numbers from the microfilm, but those don't always perfectly correspond to the digitized image group.1
We can learn a lot searching thru the old records. One lesson would be to make your handwriting clear, at least on any kind of permanent record. People don't realize their capital Z looks like a capital J etc. Here we get two guys, Zeno and Jens, when there really was only one guy; so somebody has to do two sets of ordinances, including a double endowment = 4 hours instead of 2. Thank God for the old schoolmarms who taught cursive writing, but there's something here yet to be learned. The language of Adam persisted on earth for millenia, not degraded apparently, until the Flood at least. How did they make that happen?0