You have searched and searched, and finally found a resource that may contain information about your ancestor. The book is a transcription of commission’s records, and there is a name in there that may be your ancestor.

I was recently researching for a client, and came upon this exact situation. In the book, it was shown that a man named Asa O. Jones was appointed a constable. The ancestor’s name is Asa O. Ives. Asa is an unusual name. And, before actually using the record, the original needed to be found to confirm this information.

The original was found, and in the record it is clearly Asa O. Ives, the ancestor!

Be careful!