I've read the revised Minnesota Vital Records (Historical Records) article (see History of the page). I cannot understand why you removed the known issue I listed. Not discussing the problem will stop people from finding their ancestors. Please explain. I'm going to keep pushing until this is accurate.
Murphynw 23:54, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
The Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990 collection
leads to this generic page that apparently is meant to describe several Minnesota historical collections, when users click "Learn More" https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Minnesota_Vital_Records_Index_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)
The "reference number" sometimes reflects the "certificate number" in the original records, and other times appears to be some random number that doesn't help users retrieve the original record. The microfilm number has been correct each time that I've checked it. It just doesn't tell you the correct "certificate number," which could cause someone to have to read through a whole microfilm to locate the desired record. That is why the Minnesota Historical Society index is a preferred index to our microfilm Minnesota death certificate collection. It has identified the correct "certificate number" each time I've checked it.
Here are examples of records retrieved from the database.
1. Death certificate of Martin W. La Duke, d. 26 Oct 1950, Film 2139355, reference number is p 23617 https://www.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.familysearch.org%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F995577&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D . The reference number may or may not lead to the correct death certificate. It would have to be tested.
2. Death certificate of Lucy Laduke, d. 16 Dec 1955, Film 2139428, reference 547
3. Death certificate of Frank Joseph Laduke, d. 14 Oct 1955, Film 2139432, reference 7156 Murphynw 23:57, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
Your work is being noticed - nice job! Kara 03:24, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
Hey, Nadine! How are things going. It's nice to be able to work from home, instead of having to come "on campus" all the time -- like the good ole days.
Just mentioning that some English image files were uploaded recently without categories. I know you are doing this most of the time. Just a friendly reminder.
(I'm the one who was soooo mad at Ken Nelson. To his face I was great. Behind his back I was awful. Then not to be a hypocrite (sp?), I was also mean to his face. Something you did, or said, or just a look -- I don't know -- but it really made me think and grow. Don't know if I ever told you.) AdkinsWH 23:58, 11 November 2010 (UTC)