Marriage record: male - female
I'm curious as to the logic of not indicating "male" or "female" for a marriage record when the sex is not indicated (doesn't have bachelor or spinster). Instructions state: do not assume sex of a person based on a given name.
It makes sense not to assume the sex by a given name on some records but for marriage it is pretty obvious, well at least back in the 1800s and 1900s! When reviewing marriage records I have to change the sex to "blank" on many because the indexer assumed the sex based on name.