I am trying to index my first obituary and it says to index every person on the obituary. I am at the Pallbearers and it is asking how they are related. I am not sure if or how they are related so should I mark not related?
@emileejanemcclellan1 . Usually the pallbearers are given at the end of an obituaries and are often relatives of the deceased. The above link is to a conversation about dealing with pallbearers who have the exact same name as someone previously indexed. In that case, according to guidance from 2014 (hat tip to @Melissa S Himes ) when we had an intense year of indexing obituaries, we actually don’t index them a second time at all. BTW Jimmy or Jim versus James even with the same Surnames counts as a difference and would qualify that pallbearer to get indexed - see the next paragraph.
If, however, you encounter a pallbearer whose exact name was not previously indexed (e.g. James vs Jimmy) and who is not specifically Identified as a relative, then you would index that person with the “Nonrelative” Relationship. Of course, if this is the first mention of that person and a relationship is stated, then index that person with that stated relationship. Usually non-relative pallbearers are only mentioned once, and with no relationship stated, so they get the Nonrelative Relationship.
I am reviewing obituaries, and many only index the deceased person, and nothing else. Is it right to return these for indexing?
Hello!.. I advise you to read the Project instructions, it is found when you enter index.. on the bottom left.. it says "Project Instructions" in ligth blue letters. You click and a window will open, where the indications of "What should be indexed" appear and whitin it, examples of How to index the records or certificates of ; death or birth or marriage appear.
And the other thing, you should index only what you see. If there is no data to complete, the fields are "blanco".
We hope we have helped you.
@sherylannporter1 Absolutely! There are people who love to index obits and will delight in having the opportunity to correctly index them!
I return them and I also use the "Reason to Reindex Batch" form which is in Labs. To access the form:
With the batch open, Click on the Help Tab. Click on Labs. Activate the Form. You will have to return to web-indexing and get the batch again. When you click on Return Batch, the form will appear and you should check that the User just needs training, finding all names on an image, reading project instructions and field helps. You can keep the indexed data or delete it. I usually delete it so the next indexer has a clean slate.
Sometimes the form doesn't "stick" the first time and you have to go through the steps again. Sometimes it disappears after a few days and you have to reactivate it.
Hello Emile, and Sharyl,
With your questions please post the Share Bath Code to check on the image, on the Project Instructions and or Field Help.
Thank you for indexing these Obituaries they all have a particular project instructions that we would like to help you answer any questions and that we all of us we can learn from it.
what is a batch code and where do I find it? I'm not sure how to share it.
There are different ways to find the share batch code:
Hi @emileejanemcclellan1 The batch code is the combination of letters and numbers enclosed in brackets [ XXXX-XXX ] found at the end of the name of your batch. Using it and the gear next to to “My Batches” on your Web Indexing page a helper can open and look at your batch in “Shared” mode, where any changes won’t be saved.