US, Massachusetts—Boston Tax Records, 1822–1918 [Part X) [M3B3-28Y]
This batch has 2 issues that I would like some feedback on.
1- The instructions say: Do not index location names such as "Store by Mary Anderson."
I am sure this question has come up before but I could not locate the answer. Recently we were advised to make an entry for the owners of companies if the given and surname name were available. In this batch most of the names listed are preceded by some type of shop by and then a full name. These individuals listed appear to be the proprietors of the shops. Do we make an entry for those individuals. The advise received and the instructions seem to be contradictory.
2- This image has an overlay. The overlay is in the owners column which we are not supposed to index. If I follow the general guidelines in relation to overlays, "Do not try to index any information underneath the overlay that may be visible." I would then mark this batch as no extractable data and hope that whoever indexed batch Ref image-2 would know the correct answer to question #1.
I am not trying to be sarcastic. I really would like to know the answer to question 1 and the proper way to index this document. It seems to me that if we follow the directions on this project we are leaving out a lot of individuals that could be found through these documents.