When researching on the Internet, one can find an index for many types of records. Do you read the description of the index so that you know what is contained in the index?

As an example, Ancestry.com has an index titled, “U. S., Naturalization Records Indexes, 1794-1995”. One could think that this index is for ALL naturalization records in the United States. However, if one looks at the description about what is included in the database, one will find that this is an index for naturalizations in Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. And, the index is for some of the records from these states.

So, if you are researching someone who was naturalized in Indiana, you will not find the person listed in this index.