Deed index. Two given names or two individuals?
US, New York, Capital—Index to Land Records, Grantees, 1630–1975 [Part A][MSYL-564]
Right off--a question. In the Deeds Ledger the EFGH column for the Grantee given name is "Edwin". Right next to it is "May" in the I J Column. The surname under Grantee is "Guire". Can I assume that "May" is a second given name and not a second individual grantee since they are on the same line and "May" is not in the KLMNOP column?
Under location column it reads: see Mayguire
My best guess is one person but with part of Last name - May/Mac - separated for some reason.
I'd probably leave May off and just index the first name - it should be found that way and the researcher can come to their own conclusion.
Maybe input Surname as: Guire OR Mayguire
M*guire OR *guire0
Thank you. I think I will type it as Edwin M. Guire. That seems safe.0
There is a middle initial column and M is not there - thus it is a little confusing ... except the note seems to indicate it is part of last name.0
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The note (“see Mayguire”) seems to indicate that the clerk was not sure of the interpretation of the “May” (I.e. part of the GN or SN). I think I’d put Edwin May Guire all in the GN field and Ctrl+B the SN field. I would not just index the initial (I.e., omit full May). The Researchers will see the note too.3
If you look farther down the column you will see May listed as a standalone name. We see nothing that tells us to just ignore a name. Please index this as two individuals. It is the 'safest' option and will be most helpful to the researcher.0
I would also index Edwin May Guire. Type what you see and don't overthink it.0