US—City and Business Directories, 1749–1990 [Part C] [M346-P55] same first and last names
in US—City and Business Directories, 1749–1990 [Part C][M346-P55] the indexer only made one entry for Chas Porter. There are 6 entries for Chas on the page, but only indexed 1. One seems to be for the same individual and then his place of business. I don't find guidance for the type of case. Should there be 6 seperate entries for each Chas Porter, or only 1? Should there be seperate entries for "Porter Chas. lab h." and another for "Porter Chas. lab res."?
Melissa S Himes ✭✭✭✭✭
The very beginning of the project has a pop-up that explains this and also it is in the project instructions under What to Remember About This Project:
"Index each unique name. Some names may be duplicated. When names are exact duplicates, index only the first instance of the name listed. Skip the other exact duplicates and then index the next unique name. Unique names include names with different middle initials, spouses listed with the individual, and different name spellings."
We are indexing names, not individuals. The researcher will find the image with the name and see there are 6 entries for Chas Porter.
Even if you enter the duplicated names, the system will delete them for you.0