what date is recorded
I'm reviewing US, New York, New York—Indexes to Conveyances, 1630–1975 [Part A][M31R-BQB] the person put in date of instrument, not date of when recorded. Is that correct?
I'm seeing a similar issue. There is a column with the "Date of Instrument" and a column with "When Recorded." I would think that "When Recorded" is the correct way to index it. However, on the left side, the full date isn't visible. See link to the example:
Note that on the left side of the page, the "When Recorded" column is missing the last digit of the year.
Should I index it as "Jun 15 185?" using the question mark as an unknown character? Or shoud I use the "Date of Instrument" to 'guess' the year and put "Jun 15 1852"0
@Stacie Dahl Please provide the Project Name and batch code for your question - the screen shot above does not show any information for New York Conveyances ---different projects often have entirely different instructions. The batch code is found to the right of the Project Name in brackets [XXXX-XXX]1
The project instructions under what to index, Example 1 shows using the when recorded date as being correct date to use.1
Project: US, New York, New York—Indexes to Conveyances, 1630–1975 [Part A]
Sorry, the link above was actually "Example 1" from the project instructions that is cut off similarly to the batch I'm working on.
Now that you can see the project and batch, on the left side in the "When Recorded" column, I can't read the year. I can see the month and day. So like for line 1 (left side) it probably Jan 16 1794. But the whole rest of the left side...can't really see what the year is.
So should I (1) infer what the year is from the previous column? (2) Leave it blank? or (3) "179?"
If I 'infer' the date, can the 'Date of Instrument' and 'When Recorded' be the same date or does it take a certain amount of time?
I wouldn't use the year from the Date of Instrument to complete the When Recorded date. I have reviewed several of these batches and have seen a difference of up to 3 years between the dates. Why it would have been that long, I don't know.
In your instance I would show the year as 179?1