Marriage License Not Used
I am reviewing a US, Missouri—County Marriages, 1806–1969 [Part O][M9L8-19V] batch. The batch has multiple entries on a page. According to the instructions, the name of the groom and bride should be recorded. The names were listed, but someone wrote over the top of the entire stating, “License Returned. Not Used”. How do I index this record? Do I index each name or mark the fields as blank?
Melissa S Himes ✭✭✭✭✭
The indexer was correct to enter the names of the parties. They should have used the date of the license as the marriage date per the field helps. So you need to add Feb 5 1923.
This is handled as Crossed Out, Corrected, Canceled, or Void Information from the General Indexing Guidelines:
When information was crossed out, corrected, canceled, or marked void, follow the instructions for “crossed out” that match the situation.
- When information was crossed out and then replaced, type the new information in the appropriate fields.
- When information was crossed out, was not replaced, and can be read, type the crossed-out information.
- When information was crossed out, was not replaced, and cannot be read, mark the field as unreadable by pressing Ctrl+U, or on the indexing toolbar, or the ? mark icon.
Moderators: Why doesn't this project have the General Indexing Guidelines attached, instead of a broken link to the Basic Indexing Guidelines? Could one of you please mention this to Indexing Ops or the Project Manager?0