when reviewing tax records, if some names have been omitted, how do I add them to the record? Do I add them out of order at the end by creating additional images?
You should try to add them where they belong in the record. You can do that by going to the entry BEFORE the missing entry. Click on the + Icon to add entries. Choose 1 and "after the current entry". The next entry form will now be a blank form where you can add in the names.
The project instructions for these tax record projects often tell us to leave out the names from owner's columns. So be sure to verify that they have been omitted without purpose.
Very good, thank you.
When doing tax rolls, if a surname is handwritten in the surname column, but no given name or other information for that name is given, should this name be indexed?
Yes, it should be indexed, since it is a unique name. According to the Project Instructions:
Index each unique name. Some names may be duplicated. When names are exact duplicates, index only the first instance of the name listed. Skip the other exact duplicates and then index the next unique name. When the middle initials or the given names or surnames are spelled differently, please index these unique names.
If you have Smith with no first name, index it, marking the Given Name field blank (Ctrl + D).
If you have 2 John Smiths, index only the first John Smith.
If you have a John Smith and a John A Smith, index both.
If you have a John Smith and a John Smyth, index both.