How do I correct a batch that has been numbered incorrectly
I am reviewing Missouri Marriage records and have an image that is on two pages and the indexer began entering the data with the second page instead of the first. Do I need to re-number the entries? There are 81.
Hi Pat. For the most accurate answer, you should share your Batch Code: US, Missouri—County Marriages, 1806–1969 [Part O][MXXX-XXX]. The code is what is inside the brackets.
However, if there are no records that span the two pages (i.e. each page stands alone), then the order of the entries doesn't really affect how you should index them nor to the FS Search engine and Researchers seeking their ancestors. If so, then you can check the entries as they sit and correct as needed, add any missed names/entries, and submit.2
Thank you... each page stands alone so I will follow your advice.0
You're welcome, Pat.
I didn't emphasize it above, but the preferred indexing order is still the first page, top to bottom, then the second page top to bottom as you expected. It can be confusing and tricky for the Reviewer when the Indexer doesn't follow that natural order.0
I feel like I reviewed that batch, too! But it was only 12 records on the image.
I made a diagram of the image showing all 12 records. Then I put the record number in the top corner of each of the 12 squares of the diagram. That helped me figure out which Entry number was which record.
I could not understand how the indexer got off track on this batch but it was a fun exercise figuring out the order.1
Good job both of you for unraveling the puzzle.0