A mark is made on a line when there is just a line. I just blanked it out because it referred to the previous name. Should I have written the previous name or left the line, or blanked it out?
You might want to review FAQs, especially REVIEWING THE INDEXED section. It serves like project instructions for the census project.
Here's what it says about the ditto line:
· In NAME REVIEW, leave it as is and click on MATCH.
· In FAMILY REVIEW, replace it with the surname itself.
Check out FAQs here: https://www.familysearch.org/en/info/1950-us-census-project-frequently-asked-questions
If it has a ----------- in the surname space mark it as a match. The surnames will be added later.
The head of household's last name is listed - the other members with the same last name usually have a ------ line marking the last name (similar to ditto marks). The computer indexes it as -. Do I correct it and type in the correct last name or mark it as "transcription error" - "Not a name"
I have the same question!
What are we supposed to do when the computer puts in the surname when a line is in the surname spot?
I think most of your questions are answered here. Hope it helps. https://www.familysearch.org/en/info/1950-us-census-project-frequently-asked-questions#review