I am indexing England Middlesex records and there is no indication of baptism, burial or marriage. I can safely conclude it isn't marriages but how do I know if it's baptism or burial and if I can't then what do I put in the space?
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I started indexing -- at the end there are notes tacked in that suggest Christenings and the date 1762 but as it seems an unrelated note, I could not tell-- however, burials usually give the age of the person who has passed and as it did not, I assumed it was Christenings. One note, however, is the word "will" attached after the data. I don't know what sort of record it is any longer. If it is a Christening then there are a lot of adult Christenings, compared to the usual. Of course that could be simply that there was a "revival" going on. UK, England, Lancashire—Nonconformist Church Records, 1647–1996 [Part B] [MSLR-MZD]
Thank you for sharing the batch Shu-nay. These actually are Burials. I think if you open the Reference Images and look at the image before yours, you will see that your image is the photograph of the bottom of the page on the previous image. Notice how under Burials January 1762 on the previous image, the lines are the same starting with Rebekka daughter of...
I can't see the reference images, so I am looking at the actual filmstrip which should be the same. Reference images are opened by clicking on the bottom icon on the vertical toolbar on your image window.
Let me know what you see!
I didn't know you could get more of the same document like that. I will try it tomorrow. But i thing the batch expired so it may not help unless I can get it back. I will write back tomorrow.
I don't want to confuse you. Reference Images are only for "reference". We don't index them. We only use them to gather more information that will help us with our own batch. So, the 5 previous images and the 5 subsequent images can be seen around our batch. You won't always have the ability to see the information, in this case it happened to be there. I used image searching to find your image in Family Tree. This is a little more complicated, but, certainly not difficult once you have used it in Family Tree. You can always come here and post your batch code, as you did, to get someone to see what they think your image is.
You won't be able to get the batch back since it expired, but, you can practice looking at reference images and see how that works!
You should start a new question the next time by clicking on that + sign in the corner of your screen. It will bring up a new question box for you to use.
It has gone back-- out of my reach-- if I could, I would like to finish it because it took a lot of work to try and read the old script and i finally had a handle on it.
Thank you for all your help!!!!
I am sad that your batch expired before you could finish it, @Shu-nay.
I know it is of little consolation, but, the next indexer who picks up the batch will be able to continue your hard work and then submit the names. Now you will have an easier time indexing the next batch and always be aware of those expiration dates! It has happened to many of us and it is always disappointing when we don't get credit for the work we have done. Try to smile, and maybe you actually are going to help the next indexer who might not be able to read the names as well as you did!
I just hope they don't take as gospel that i assigned the dates to Christening instead of burials. But i have moved on to a new batch. It's OK not to get credit because I had already reached my goal. Maybe someone else will appreciate the hopeless scrawl I was finally able to make into an H! That's how it goes. My best to you!
OK, I couldn't find how to get to "reference" can you remind me the pathway?
There are two ways to open the reference image screen.
You can click the bottom icon on the vertical toolbar - The one that is on your image box and it looks like an open book.
Or you can click on the Data Entry Tab and then Show Reference Images tab.
I think that from the questions on this page, there are going to be ALOT of these that are indexed on the wrong forms. Hopefully on the final review by the FamilySearch pre-publication teams they will fix these
Happy Indexing and Enjoy!
Thanks, I made a copy of your instructions.