US, Missouri—County Marriages, 1806–1969 [Part P] [M9YL-7DK] To Index or Not To Index?
This topic came up in my facebook indexing group and I am hoping the moderators can get an answer.
The above referenced batch M9YL-7DK is an "Inverted Index to Marriage Records". (in the event it is submitted, it is image 56 of the linked film.) The pop-up implies that it would not be indexed since it is a book index with only a name and a page number.
Some images to be indexed may contain only a name. Images that contain only a name should be indexed regardless of whether the image contains any other fields that are being indexed in the project. This rule does not apply to book indexes, where only a name and page number are to be indexed.
The Project Instructions say:
- Index any primary marriage record or associated document that has the name of a bride or a groom, even if the document does not contain a date. Documents to index include marriage licenses, indexes, marriage applications, and so forth.
I looked at the film to see if a primary marriage record could be found on page 371 since we would not index an index if the primary marriage record is being indexed. The film for this batch is nothing but indexes with only page numbers (nearly 363 images except for the ones that are the photographer notes or the covers.) Are these to be indexed?
Looking forward to hearing what to tell my fellow indexer. Thanks a bunch!