Help UK, England, Northumberland—Nonconformist Church Records, 1613–1920 [Part B] [MSPZ-HPX]
I am reviewing the above and there is not a single entry to tell the indexer in which county these records are in! However Northumberland has been entered, I and probably the indexer knows that these records are in Northumberland. Do I as the reviewer let this go or not? we are always told to key what we see.
Melissa S Himes ✭✭✭✭✭
If Northumberland isn't on the image, then the field is marked <blank>. As a reviewer, you should render the field blank.2
@Melissa S Himes has provided especially good advice here.
You write: "I and probably the indexer knows that these records are in Northumberland", whereas this is not the case with many records in this collection. Not only do they relate to locations / parishes in neighbouring County Durham, but are not non-conformist records, either! Many of my ancestors / relatives have been indexed under this title, but were baptised in an Anglican church in Sunderland (County Durham).
I have reported this matter, but was told the collection was not going to be re-titled, in spite of the problem this will cause / is causing to researchers once the records appear online. Nor are there plans to remove the County Durham entries being (or that have been) indexed here.
How a project manager can continue to allow records relating to the established church, and in another county, be indexed under the above title is totally beyond me. However, if I remember rightly, I read an instruction (some years ago) that if items were found not to relate to the area being indexed, they were still to be indexed as part of that project, instead of being put aside for inclusion in a more appropriate project. Maybe someone can explain the helpfulness of that instruction.1
I just noticed I made similar remarks when commenting on your post at https://community.familysearch.org/en/discussion/comment/414774#Comment_414774!0