Indexing Lancashire Nonconformist Burial Records - name of person as burial header
I have been indexing/reviewing many of these records, and just came across a new format. It lists a person's name as the header, and then gives burial information for one or more people below with dates spanning a long range of years. Often the person is again listed with burial information. My feeling is that the person in the header (possibly the owner of the crypt/vault?) should not be indexed unless they are also listed with burial information - can anyone verify this is the correct method? Thank you!
UK, England, Lancashire—Nonconformist Church Records, 1647–1996 [Part B][MS2W-92G]
In looking at this batch we are in agreeance with you. William Richardson Jun is listed at the top in the heading. Yes, it is probably a crypt/ vault or plot area. Since the name William Richardson is listed 3 other times on that image at different ages, the one William at the top is probably one of those in the list. Thus there should be just 7 names indexed. Anyone looking at this image can make any other decisions based on what is on this image.
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Thank you for the helpful answer. One follow-up question: I have seen some of these records where the name in the heading is not repeated in the burial list. Or there is a heading name but an empty burial list (as in the facing page of the above example). Again, I have not been indexing these names as they are not actually burial records, but should they be indexed so that the page is searchable?0