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Known Issues
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Question #1: Are there any records in this collection from before 1853?
Answer #1: Yes, there are approximately 32,500 birth record results for the year range 1584-1852. However, this number only represents 1.6% of the all the records in this collection. Therefore, the year range 1853-1917 truly represents most of the records. A few records (less than 2%) may be earlier or later.

Question #2: Batch C00540-5 is supposed to contain records from Alleghany, Amelia and Alexandria County but many records are indexed as being from Highland County. Are these records really from Highland County or is this an indexing error?
Answer #2: This appears to be an indexing error.  To verify the location of records listed as Highland County in batch C00540-5, you may view film #2046911 at the Family History Library or some FamilySearch Centers. We recommend you call ahead to verify that they have the microfilm, equipment for viewing films, and their hours of operation.


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