What type of record?
I am indexing US, Virginia—Vital Records, 1715–1901 [Part B][M3R5-33Y] and came across a batch that is not in a form based page. I started indexing them as Births but when I came across two that did not have any given names, I stopped and put them in my que for guidance on what these are and how to index them. The only two conclusions that I think they are, are either birth records or death records. Any help with trying to figure out which way I should proceed would be of great help. Thank you in advance.
I'd index them as births.0
I vote for indexing them as births as well. I have not done indexing, but I read a lot of original records. Still birth babies or those who live a short time often lack names. It is very common. In death records I seldom see a death recorded without an attached name.0
Do not include the number after Danville. This looks to be a zone number of some sort and falls under a description of Danville. Found under Project Instructions/General Indexing Guidelines/Place Names.
Do not include identifying descriptions or terms, such as “near,” “about,” “around,” “twp,” “township,” “city,” “county,” or “state,” with the place-name unless the term is normally used as part of the name (for example, Mexico City, Salt Lake City, or New York City).0