Personal Estate Transcribing Question
Hello! I am at a standstill on how to go about correctly transcribing a Personal Estate page. (US, Massachusetts—Boston Tax Records, 1822–1918 [Part W][M3YX-CTG] PAGE 713)
The project and general instructions direct you as follows:
- Index all handwritten and typed tax records and personal estate registers.
- Do not index the names of stores, streets, office names, company names, school names, church names, or descriptive terms such as "trustees," "vacant land," "north station," or "bowling alley." If only the location, company, government or public entity, or the term "vacant land" is recorded in the "Names" column, mark the image in Step 1: Images as No, No Extractable Data. Do not index names listed in the “Owner” or “Remarks” columns.
There is only one record indicating a person's name amongst all the other 'Vacant Land' and ditto entries.
Per the instructions, I should be marking the page as "No, No Extractable Data", but I feel that I shouldn't because the one entry would be lost. The name is not the first entry, but rather in the middle of the page.
If I do index the one entry, should I record it as Entry 1 or enter it on a line that corresponds with the page?
Should I mark the other 'Vacant Land' and ditto entries as blank?
The software does not allow me to copy the image. Therefore, I am unable to attach a copy of the page for your reference.
Any insight would be appreciated.
Since there is a name of an individual, you will index it. Index Henry Keay as the first entry, then delete the rest of the entries by clicking on the trash can
Then selecting "All blank entries"0
Thank you for your response! xoxo0