US, New York, Albany-Indexes to Mortgages, 1630-1975 (M35M-Z71)
It has the name of the "Executor" and the name of the deceased in the Mortgagor's column. Which name do I type or do I do both? Do I make a separate entry for each name? Please tell me how to do this. Thank You.
You will make entries for each name, just like @John Empoliti says. It's a bit of a pain, but it's what the PI calls for. The above snip would actually be 3x2=6. Barent B. Sanders and Cathalina Sanders with John B. Sanders and Deborah S. Groot.0
Thank you so very much for your help. I really appreciate it. I want to do this right and you have helped me.0
I think you type both, making a separate entry for each (ignoring/ not indexing the titles).. The key instruction from What To Index is:
- Be sure to index every name, beginning with the names on the left page and then the names on the right page.
Also, therefore, the snip below (7th transaction, left page) from your batch and others like it would yield 2x2=4 separate entries.0
Thank you, John, for the clarification. I appreciate your help very much. If I am going to do this I want to do it right. I read all the project instructions but I could not find anything that referred to the "Executor." It is great to have great people like to you to help us. Thanks!1
You're welcome, Mary Anne. BTW, the reason we don't index the term/title "Executor" is the following guidance, from the Field Help (purple question mark that appears when you click in a field) for the Mortgager's (and Mortgagee's) Given Names Fields:
Likewise, as I'm sure you noticed - the reason we don't index "et al" and other descriptors that may be included with the names of a mortgagor and mortgagee is the following instruction from the What To Remember About This Project section of the Instructions:
- When typing the name of the mortgagee or mortgagor, do not include descriptive words or terms, such as "by Atty," "et al," or "and spouse," that may have been written with the name.
Thank you so very much for taking the time to help me with indexing. I appreciate it so much. Thanks again. Mary Anne0
You're welcome, Mary Anne. Glad to help.0