Marriage list: If only the names & dates are listed, should they be indexed?
Refer to the Project Instructions:
- Index all birth, marriage, and death records.
- Indexes are images with only a name and reference information, such as page or volume number, with no other information, such as dates, available. Indexes should be marked as No, No Extractable Data.
and marriage date Field Helps:
Index the date that the marriage actually took place. If the actual marriage date was not recorded, index the marriage date based on the following priority:
- Certificate date
- License date
- Latest (usually 3rd) date of banns
- Application date
- Return date
- Date the record was signed
Yes, the indexer was correct to index these beginning with those in 1832. The first six would have been indexed with the previous batch.1
Both responses are different from each other. It is like yes and no. Now I'm more confused. I agree with the first one and feel that ALL listings should be indexed. Even if the previous page might have indexed the names. What if the names were not indexed.0
Melissa S Himes is correct (as a long-time volunteer, she usually is 😊). She just had the wrong year. The top entry (dated January 7th, 1833) is not a complete entry, but a continuation from page 105 and would not be indexed since that page is not part of the batch.
From Project Instructions: General Indexing Guidelines:
What to Do When Records Span 2 Images or to View Additional Images
- If the first record on an image begins on a previous image, don't index it. The record will be indexed as part of the previous batch. Start indexing at the first complete record.
- If the last record on an image continues to the next image, index the entire record, including what continues to the next image.