Do I index a list of graves that only have first and last name and no other info?
Melissa S Himes ✭✭✭✭✭
The batch code erutherford posted is the same one that Janet Marie posted. It isn't the same type, it is the same batch. In another post though e rutherford asked the same question and used batch code M3PK-5J6. So, I think that might be a typo.
I would go ahead and index these because as Larry mentioned, there is "good information". There are also clues that it is a register of burials or potential burials with words like Headstones, Chips, and Kerbs, 8 feet on some of the entries. It is a film with 274 pages of this register and nothing else; FamilySearch and/or the owners of the records must know this.
For ease of indexing, you can easily mark all the fields blank by using the "mark every entry blank" tool (5th from the left) and then just enter the name on each entry form. You could also use the combination hot keys (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + B) to do this. Or, you could count the number of entries needed and use the Copy Text Forward method. I would not use City of Johannesburg as the Cemetery Name. An internet search tells me that there are 35 cemeteries and 2 crematoria in the City of Johannesburg run by the Park Board - none seem to be named the City of Johannesburg Cemetery.1
You should probably share your batch code and then someone will be able to give you a good answer.
The batch code is the group of letters and numbers at the end of your batch title. Just copy that and post it here with your question. It will be something like. WR7K-D2H1
The batch ID can be found in a couple places. The first is here, on the same line as Batch, Data Entry and Help:
The second is at the top left, you'll see Batch. Click that, then click About Batch. This will give you both the image name and the batch ID.
The third option is on your toolbar. The third image from the right looks like a forward email button, click on that. It will give you two options, a Batch Link and a Batch code. Either one will give others the ability to view the batch in question and go from there.1
The batch is [M3LH-VXM]0
Many times the project instructions specifically mention this type of index. I do not see that in the project instructions for this batch.
The instructions state: Index all grave applications or registers of persons buried or cremated.
I went to the original record and went to page 1 hoping to find additional information. I did not find anything that would help.
The only other thing that you could possibly index would be City of Johannesburg under Cemetery Name.
I would love to hear from a moderator at this point. There is much good information there and it seems a shame to not have it indexed.0
Could it be possible that the same person bought graves 5001 and 5002? I have the same type of batch and I have the same issue, so I looked at the reference images. The fifth image forward, on the right side, has the same thing. My batch code is [M3LH-VXM].0