25 April 2013

Does Family Search Records Have the Same Information that Pilot Family Search Had?

My 2nd great grandfather, Caspar Graf, was born in Rockenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria in 1827.  I found his baptismal information on the Pilot Family Search.org website under German Baptisms.  I was pleased with the degree of information that was transcribed.  I had the birth and christening date and place, father's name, mother's name, paternal grandfather's name, and maternal grandfather's name.  I felt like I had hit the genealogy jackpot with this information.  One record provided three generations of names.

Pilot Family Search became Family Search.org.  Would I find the same information on Family Search.org as I did the Pilot Family Search?  I figured I would when I went looking.  I was disappointed to see less information was provided with the Family Search.org record.  One might think I was looking at two different records, but the Batch Number and Film Number were identical.  The record name changed from German Baptisms to Germany, Birth and Baptisms, 1558-1898.  

What's the big deal you ask?  Well, the current family search record does not give the names of the paternal and maternal grandfathers.  I wonder why it is different.  I am thankful I copied the information from the pilot family search record.

No image was provided so I need to order the film from the Family History Library to verify the information.  It still would be nice if Family Search had the Pilot Family Search information.    

Here are the two records:

Pilot Family Search Information
Name: Caspar Graf
Gender: Male
Christening date: 19 Oct 1827
Residence: Rockenhausen, Pfalz, Bayern
Birth date: 14 Oct 1827
Birth place: Katzenbach
Death date:
Name note:
Race or color (expanded):
Father name: Philipp Graf
Father birth place:
Age of father:
Mother name: Sophia Kolter
Mother birth place:
Mother age:
Paternal grandfather name: Caspar Graf
Paternal grandmother name:
Maternal grandfather name: Henrich Kolter
Maternal grandmother name:
Batch number: C96103-2
Date range: 1749 - 1839
Film number: 193129
Collection: Germany Baptisms

Source:  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], "New FamilySearch," database, German Baptisms (http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1473000 ).

Family Search Record:
Caspar Graf, "Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"
Caspar Graf
Christening Date:
19 Oct 1827
Christening Place:
Birth Date:
14 Oct 1827
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:
System Origin:
GS Film number:
Reference ID:

Source:  "Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen 1558-1898," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4TJ-GN9 : accessed 08 Apr 2013), Caspar Graf, 14 Oct 1827.

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