If the record I'm indexing provides only a death date, but not a burial date, and there are no fields provided for the death date, should I use the death date in the burial date fields?
If you click the Burial Date Field Help (the white question mark in purple circle when the field is selected) - it should give you particulars for which Date/Date order you can use for the field.
You could also share your batch code (in the Help menu or just the combination of letters/numbers at the end of the project name above the orange horizontal line at top of batch window) and then others can look at the particulars for you.
Thank you for your answer. I have already checked the purple circle with the question mark. On all three burial date fields (day, month, year). The information there does not address the question I have. I expected to find help in the project instructions, but have not found any there either. This is why I have reached out to the community. :)
Ireland, Derry—Church Records, 1740–1913 [Part A][M38J-RLW]
There you go. I'd be grateful for some light. :)
I took a look - this batch is the most complete burial records I have seen in Ireland. I haven't seen very many but these are very nice records - but you are correct it does not give exact burial date. Firstly the record type is Burial/Death - so this means death date implies burial at a nearby subsequent date - so Burial date is a 'death-like' date. All the applicable instructions/helps imply using death date in the burial date fields.
The Project Instructions> What to Remember about This Project> 3rd from last bullet states:
Similarly, if you are unsure if a date column refers to a burial date or a death date, index it as a burial date. A burial date will always be after a death date.
The Project Instructions example for How to index a Death Register display using death date as burial date - and state;
The following is an example of an image that does not include information for every indexing field. For this record, the available fields would be indexed as follows:
The Field Help: Burial Year example shows using Death year as Burial Year.
Got it. Thank you very much. I thought I had read the information to which you refer, but I didn't look far enough in the instructions to find it again. Mea culpa. :)