Antigua and Barbuda Slave Returns 1742-1863
This is the second batch that i've tried to index that has an extraordinary number of names in the Increase / Decrease columns. Many of the names appear to be duplicates of the names of enslaved persons on the register, but scattered throughout are names that do not appear anywhere on the detailed register.
In these columns there are also notations regarding births or deaths of particular individuals who may or may not appear in the detailed register.
Since the instructions tell you to index every unique name, I'm feeling a little uneasy about leaving these names unindexed, even though many appear to be duplicates, but at the same time there is no other data to index (gender, race, age, etc)
The first batch I indexed I added over 50 additional lines so that I could index all the names, but now I'm concerned that this is not the correct way to index registers with so many additional names in the the side column.
There are no examples on how to handle this type of record.