I have an obit batch (https://www.familysearch.org/indexing/batch/2421a6a6-791c-45d7-acc6-24653e7c6f8d) for Lola Halbert and also an article talking about her slaying. Should slaying article names, i.e. Sheriff, killer, judge, etc., also be indexed as nonrelatives?
Hola, solo debe indexarse lo que pide en las instrucciones del proyecto, puede volver a leerlas y solo completar los datos requeridos. Si es un lote de defunciones, debe completar los datos de la persona fallecida que se menciona y de su esposa y padres si los requiere.
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Saludos cordiales. Mariela Lopez0
@Priscilla Balcazar Hello Priscilla, Thank you for your question regarding how the names listed in other articles on an image should be indexed.
In the Project Instructions under "What to Index," it says:
- Index all obituary records.
Only the names listed in the obituary are to be indexed. We do not index information from any other type of article on the image. Once you delete the blank entries numbers 16-19 (use the trash can icon above the image) you can submit the batch.
We appreciate your help and diligence in Indexing records for FamilySearch.0
That would be a different instruction than we have had in the past regarding obituaries. In the past we indexed news stories about deaths.
The PDF link Indexing Obituaries and Death Notices tells us:
In addition to obituaries, you may find estate sale notices, newspaper articles, or reports of car accidents. Index all documents that give death information. Please note that some death details may not be suitable for young or tenderhearted indexers.
If I were indexing this image, I would combine the information from all of those articles and yes, we do index the sheriff, the accused killer, the judge, etc. as non-relatives.3
I agree with Melissa, including her last sentence. However they need to modify/replace that unfortunate but very clear instruction to the contrary from the “What to Remember” section of the Instructions:
- Index each obituary independently from the other obituaries even if multiple obituaries are for the same deceased individual.
Unless the owners of the data have a special (not obvious) reason for insisting on repeated instances of the same name in the index, what is the value of those repetitions toward helping Researchers find this image?1