I hope when we run into unreadable images they will have to try to re photo them. The only info I can see in this batch are the File numbers. Index them anyway?
Again, we need the batch code in order to be more helpful - or if you'd rather, simply return the batch for another indexer and choose another project.
And break rules?
There is no rule broken by returning a batch and there is no rule broken by choosing another project. There are many indexers and reviewers who have access to Wisconsin Birth Records if you will provide the batch code so we can help.
Picture of Batch is too high. Impossible to see any names but State File numbers are visible. That should be enough for someone to give me instruction. Put all fields (ex. state file no) Unreadable OR Not Extr Data for entire Batch?
Please just return the batch without indexing. Thank you
Sorry for this. I am a perfectionist.
No problem, indexing can be a challenge since the goal is to transcribe exactly what we see, even when the spelling or grammar is "wrong" and in cases like you describe, its a judgement call but rest assured that every batch is not only reviewed by a 2nd set of eyes, including those batches returned as NED. Happy indexing and reviewing😎
@Harmon, James Bartlett It isn't helpful to describe your batches when all it takes is sharing the batch code or copying and pasting the link from your address bar so other's can access the image and give you a great answer. The batch code is the series of letters and numbers in brackets that follows the title. In case you are worried about sharing: Sharing the batch code does not enable anyone to do anything more than access the FamilySearch indexing program to see the batch. No one can work on the batch but you, no one has any kind of access to your personal computer, nothing is dangerous about sharing a batch code.
Most people do not answer any questions with seeing a shared batch. The official FamilySearch support staff are trained not to answer without being able to see the image. I will answer questions when it is a project I have done or it is a General Indexing Guideline type of question.
For this one: If you click on the question mark for Should This Image Be Indexed, I think you will have your answer. Without seeing the image, it sounds like it is No Extractable Data. Without any names, and only state file numbers there is nothing to index. The batch will be reviewed at FamilySearch and they can determine how to deal with it. They can even make note of it and let the owners of the records know if something is amiss.