UK, England, Gloucestershire—Nonconformist Church Records, 1642–1996 [Part C] [M3MM-44G
- I am reviewing this batch and would like some advice as to whether or not it should be indexed. The indexer has maker it NED, but there is definitely some interesting information there. However, the project istruction tell you to "index all baptism, christening, birth, marriage, marriage banns, burial, and death records, regardless of the county the records may be from." but "Mark all other images, including session minutes, accounts, confirmation, communion, member rolls, military, patient, churching, school, land, tax, and poor records, in Step 1: Images as No, No Extractable Data."
- Does this batch constitute burial and death records or an account?
- Thanks for any help
It will go further on if you mark it NED or you index it. All images marked No No Extractable Data get reviewed at "Headquarters" for accuracy. All batches where a reviewer changes more than 20% move on to a second or third review and depending on those reviews, might end up reviewed at headquarters.
Here's the thing about this type of batch: If you are the first reviewer and you put in the work to index it and the second reviewer thinks it is an account and changes it back to NED, all your hard work is deleted. Then it goes to a third reviewer who will either index it again or mark it NED. In that case, it gets looked at four times either way (1st, 2nd, 3rd reviewers and Headquarters). If you are the first reviewer and the second reviewer also agrees that should be indexed, then it gets published.0
- This looks like an accounts book. If so then the rule in Project Instructions, What to Index, bullet point 4 would apply. "Mark all other images, including session minutes, accounts, confirmation, communion, member rolls, military, patient, churching, school, land, tax, and poor records, in Step 1: Images as No, No Extractable Data."
I would index those, although they are going to be very tricky. Some won't have names, like the poor woman who Mrs Brown paid to have buried on August 21 1775 in a grave near Mrs Chilcott. But, others will at least have Surnames, like Spencer Child and a date that could be used as a burial date.
Of course if you mark it NED, there is no damage done either. It will go on to be reviewed by someone in a FamilySearch group and either sent back out for indexing, or maybe they will do it themselves if need be.
*Can't see reference images so it is hard to say what kind of book this is...1
I hate to mark records with information in them as NED as well but Melissa is right. All records marked NED are reviewed to see what needs to be done with them.1
Many thanks for your comments. My own feeling is that as there is some very interesting information included, it would be helpful to index what is possible.
I am actually reviewing, so am I the last port of call - or will it go on further if I mark it NED?