UK, England, Lancashire—Nonconformist Church Records, 1647–1996 [Part B] [MSLZ-K1S]
Hi! I'm working on a UK batch https://www.familysearch.org/indexing/batch/b6fa8c83-6622-4bef-8f75-52140f2821b1 Looking at a document from 1734/5 in other words before the month change in 1752. So when they write "second month" they mean April not February. The field help for month says "When the month was written as a number, choose the corresponding month from the drop-down list. For example, the month 12 would be indexed as Dec." That's obviously correct for part of this project since it covers 1647-1996. But it's not correct for pre-1752 records. Should I blindly follow incorrect field helps or use my intelligence and write the month that the original recorder intended, ie April for month 2, not Feb, etc.?
And please don't tell me the researcher should not rely on the index but check with the original! As in many cases, this may not be possible since PIs say "The completed index and images may have restrictions."