How to index surnames UK, England, Herefordshire—Bishop's Transcripts, 1583–1754 [Part C][MS2Y-562]
Please can someone give me some help with understanding the instructions for surnames in the Herefordshire Bishops' Transcripts?
In the Purple circle instructions for the Mother's surname it says "If only 1 surname was recorded for both parents, type the parents' surname in this field. If a surname was recorded for the child but not for the parents, index the child’s surname in this field. This is an exception to the General Indexing Guidelines.." which implies that the mother should be given the surname recorded for the child or the father (if the same) even if it is not specifically recorded for her. The project instructions however, say something different. The example given for a handwritten baptism record, which this is, does not give the mother a surname when she was listed as "and Jane, his wife".
Which is correct?