I have received a copy of the original birth record of an ancestor from 1894. In several places within the body of the record there are 2 dash lines (look like = sign) written as part of the text. Does anyone know what those marks indicate. I know that 2 dash lines at the end of a line mean that the word is hyphenated, but can't figure out what they mean within the actual text. I think I remember someone saying that, because of space constraints on paper, they might be an indication of a new paragraph.