I assume it means wife but wonder if I index the W and the surname of the grantee on a separate entry.
Thank you for sharing the batch code.
We would not index the &w. It is probably wife but we cannot assume that it is but a researcher will be able to make that decision.
The Project instructions of this project on point 8 indicates about certain terms related to Wife & or & W and their surnames:
This project has no column for Wife, so we would not index it.
@Mirevo Yes that's 'concerning' that the Project Instructions state there is a 'Wife &c' column to add but there doesn't appear to be one. Sounds like Project Admins need to review that or already have it taken care of in the pre-indexing process.
When you need help with a batch, please provide the shared batch code.
You must share the batch to get an accurate answer for this question. But, you would NOT create a new entry with the Grantee Given Name as W and a surname in the case of &W, if indeed it means "and wife". "and wife" would not have an entry.
Please share the batch. Much appreciated!
Sounds like a rule interpretation here where there will be some 'flexibility'. Either way is following the rules - IF I have the right Project Instructions.
Part A M3WY-C26 US New York, Suffolk, Index to land records Is this what you need to give me the best answer. Thank you.
Project Instructions for your specific Project Grantee Field state:
"When typing the name of the grantee, do not include descriptive words or terms, such as "by Atty," "et al," or "and spouse," that may have been written with the name.
If multiple grantees were listed for a single transaction, index information about each one in separate entries in the data entry area."
so @Melissa S Himes is correct - this apparently means wife and will not be indexed in a separate entry. The Project Instructions I posted in the previous comment were not from this Project and therefore not applicable.
IF there were distinguishable multiple Grantees listed THEN you would need to create another Entry for each one.