US, New York—Birth Indexes, 1881–1942[M3G3-P4Y]
How do we know what year this record is for? Do I enter it with <BLANK> for the year?
You don't, so entering blank is quite right!
There are a couple that say /44, but, since the title of the project is 1881-1942, there would not be an 1844 or a 1944, so I wouldn't even use that 44 for those two records.
Re: New York Births. Some of the soundex pages do not have a listing for gender or year, just the month and day of birth. Is there anyplace we can obtain the year? I have marked both as blank when indexing. I decided to review a batch. It does not show gender or year but both are written in. Before i mark all as blank, i want to be sure the year isn't in code on the page or attainable somewhere. Thank you.
@EllenMitchell You need to provide the batch code so we can see what you are seeing to answer your questions. The batch code is the series of letters and numbers in brackets, like the original poster added to their comment, i.e., US, New York—Birth Indexes, 1881–1942 [M3G3-P4Y]
It sounds like the person who indexed the record you are reviewing was able to determine the gender and year somehow. So, it would be good to get a second set of eyes and another opinion on the image before marking it blank.
These don't have a sex column on the documents. I've reviewed some where the indexers assume the sex by given names, which we are not to do. So if no sex is given, unless under the given name it has an M or F for an unnamed child, we blank the sex field.
US, New York—Birth Indexes, 1881–1942[M3GN-SDX]
It look like the indexer assumed the sex by the given name, which @barbaragailsmith1 stated that we do not do. I don't think I've ever worked a project that we assumed sex by given name. As for the year, it's possible that the person looked at the reference images or taken the birth year from the final year of the project date range. At any rate, both should be marked blank.
Thanks. Appreciate your help.