Indexing, connecting husband and wife
I have been indexing for 2 years.
In recent months I have been doing New York mortgage records. Today, I came across batch # M312-4KL. Someone else had done part of the indexing. It was done somewhat different than what we had been doing. I did make changes, so now it appears the way we are familiar with..
But, as I was making the changes,,, the thought came to me... Maybe this is better for people doing a family search and faster for the indexer !!!
The previous indexer listed names like John and Mary Smith and First National Bank on the same entry.
Normally we would have made John and Mary two separate entries.
Then I got to thinking about folks doing a family search!! With separate entries, It may be impossible to tie John and Mary together, But, if they were both listed on the same line, it would tie them together.
I am sure many people, many times have looked at a name that they were familiar with, BUT, is this my relative ?? Both Husband Names together may help to make a more positive family identification.
Just thinking... Don Robinson