Three of the pallbearers have the same name as the listed sons. Should I consider that they are the sons and not re-index them or index them? If I do index them, should I show them as nonrelatives since no relationship is shown?
Good question. I think just index them once - the researcher could decide if they were the same people (likely).
Now more than likely someone will say - if the Project Instructions say to index the pallbearers - reindex them but don't put a relation...
I don't really see the reason to index 2 'Other' index Entries for the same name - one with a relation and one without - I don't see a relation to the deceased option for pallbearer
I stand corrected. See Melissa’s citation below. If a pallbearer has EXACTLY the same name as a previously-indexed individual, then we do NOT index that individual a second time.
in such a situation during the “Year of Obituaries” (2013-2014) we would index the pallbearers with the “Nonrelative” Relationship if a relationship is NOT clearly stated. The resulting Entries differ in the Relationship Field so both get recorded. If a relationship was given and that exact person had already captured earlier in the obituary, then we would not create that second, exact duplicate Entry.
This is the answer from the Project Team on Jan. 27, 2014.
If a relative is listed with a relationship and is on the obituary, then the relative with the exact name is listed as a pallbearer, you would only index the individual once as a relative, you would not index the same individual as a pallbearer too.