I'm indexing South Africa Parish reg. 1801-2004.
I have a list of marriages. The first column is men names and the 2nd column is brides names, the 3rd column is grooms. What do I do with the first column? The dates do not line up with the brides name or groom names?
I hope this is the right place to ask!
Thank you for anyy help with this
Batch number to see the image?0
It appears the church has created a composite register of marriages A-Z: first column groom surnames by chronological order; second column list of brides A-Z and 3rd column their actual respective spouses. Index 2nd column bride and 3rd column their groom as these match up. (Unfortunately the grooms will only be initials, their full names are recorded elsewhere in the indexes under their respective surname letter). Ignore the entries from 1st column grooms, as these are recorded in the index matching their respective spouses. So in your batch which is here https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GTW5-CG2?i=77&cc=1468076&cat=3518810 you will see for first entry Magdalena Christina, her spouse in column 3 is M. Williams. Under the W index, his name is then shown in column 1 here as Michael Williams https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9TW5-C4K?i=105&cc=1468076&cat=3518810 Unfortunately while browsing through the film, and looking at what has already been indexed and published, some of these marriages have been indexed incorrectly as baptisms, others have mismatched spouses from column1 being attributed to spouse in column 2 instead of the actual spouse in column 31
So sorry for posting a blank comment. It was supposed to say "following" as I am interested in the answer to @kathleenhigley1 . I have returned several batches of these, although I think this project is now finished.0
oh, Thank You So Much! I have been trying to make sense of the page.
I really appreciate you taking the time to figure this out!