U S New York Tioga County Land Records M3Y8-XFW
l have reviewed a few of these batches - The project instructions say that the first column may have the grantor first and the grantee second and then the second column may have grantee first and grantor second which is what I have found on the ones that I have done. The first pages in the batches have been grantor first and grantee second - the second pages have the grantee first and grantor second . Should the instructions say first page second page ?? Some indexers are entering the grantees and grantors in the wrong columns on the second page..
I have found that several people mix up the second column grantees and grantors. We are so used to having both columns the same order and not look at the headings. There should be a warning for Indexers. I have to admit that when I first Indexed one, I did it incorrectly. Hopefully in Review someone will catch it,0
The first example is of this type (Grantor/Grantee flipping relative locations) and it has a warning about the change in the relative location of the Grantor and Grantee on the same batch image, but in a different “column.” Maybe it could be bolded to stress it’s importance.
As well though, as a “failsafe,” the “What To Look For While Reviewing” section reiterates the pertinent instructions and reminds the Reviewer to look out for this very issue. That section is unfortunately rarely used, in my experience, but here it is fortuitously rich with good guidance for the Reviewer.
Perhaps it should be renamed “What To Look Out For While Indexing and Reviewing. What’s good for the goose, etc.”. It could contain warnings about potential “potholes” that could trip up both Indexers and Reviewers - for any project.0
I agree that it should be more greatly emphasized for the indexer, especially since a lot of these are typed and some of the less experienced indexers are doing them. Just about every batch I have done has had the same error on it and by the time you get to the 2nd column, you are halfway through reviewing so there is no point in returning it to be reindexed, etc. So I have just gone ahead and corrected it and sent it on.1
I think it’s the right thing to do as a responsible Reviewer.0
Also do the same - fix errors and submit1