Looking for Guidance
I am doing US, Virginia—Vital Records, 1715–1901 [Part B][M3TM-X95], which I saved for someone to look at. This a birth record that starts at 31 skips a line and then starts with 1. There is no info about the child, but if you follow the line over there is a father/owner name and a mother's name. On the page where the mother's name is it starts with 31 and then goes to 1 with no line in-between. My question is for the fathers on the page, and I am not sure how to word this. For the fathers do I go up a line and put them in or do I just follow the line over. For the mother I just have to go to that line number that is corresponding to the one that is on the left-hand side of the page. I am trying to make sure that I put the correct father/owner with the correct child.
Thanks in advance for your help.
"There are only 2 places where the mother has a last name. Line #1 on the left side; the father and mother have the same surname. Line #12 on the left side; the father and mother have the same surname. "
The suggestion that followed was to index the line with no number with the information on it as a separate entry.
After that index across the two pages using the ruler and ignore the numbers on the second page.
Considering this I realized that the researcher can put this together differently if they disagree. The names are there no matter if they are indexed together or not.
In the end it is going to be your best judgement. Your work is appreciated!0