Explanation of the plan used for citing each page on which this genealogy mentions a personal name. Many persons may have had the same name and so would be listed in one citation. A citation is that which we include between /----/ 2 solid lines as indicated. Such citations are less informative than citations in which a birth date, baptismal date, marriage date or a death date is given.
MALTBY, Mary Ann b.1945 712/. This should read Mary Ann Maltby born 1945 page 712 of the text.
Here is an explanation of some of the symbols used in the citations.
b.--born b.ca. in or about such a year d.--died ae.--age bp. or bpt.--baptised mo.--month m.--married d.y.--died young
The names have been arranged in this index in an alphabetic order, which approximates closely to the arrangement they would have in a dictionary.
On page 51 you will find several spellings for the name Maltby. We have placed all such spellings as they would be arranged in a dictionary and not under the name Maltby. It cannot be urged too strongly that the reader should think of all the possible misspellings both for given names and for surnames and look for them where they would occur in alphabetical order.
The compiler of this genealogy used a system of numbering each descendant of the parent immigrant Maltby, so that once you have determined the line in which you belong it is very easy to trace your ancestry back to the immigrant ancestor. Turn to page 504 and note the ancestral lines of the father of the compiler. I believe that Mrs. Verrill said she knew 112 of her ancestors in a generation, which would admit of 128 ancestors.