- The last sentence of this instruction is a bit confusing: 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.
- It appears to mean that I should mark this image No Extractable Data since it gives only names. Yes? No?
Melissa S Himes ✭✭✭✭✭
You should index that page, whether or not you can find the date on previous or subsequent images (like Page 1 maybe, since this seems to be page 7 of a Crew List. The instruction Index All Crew Lists applies here.
That instruction about indexes is for images that are like indexes in a book. They refer to documents which will be found later in the collection. For instance, if a birth index showed Doe, John and only page 121, then that would not be indexed since we will find his actual birth certificate on page 121.
Now if it was an image with just names like:
Doe, John 13 Dec 1801 William and Mary Doe page 121.
Then you would index John, the date of birth and his parents.1
That is confusing. I found more info in the project instructions
- Crew lists usually continue to or from another image and you may need to view another image to get information for the fields on the image you are indexing.
- Some images in this project lack column headings. If a document does not show column headings, check the column headings on the previous or next image to see what information each column contains. If the previous and next images do not show column headings, the sample images may give you an idea of what each column refers to. After checking the previous and next images and the sample image, if you are not sure what the columns refer to, press Ctrl+B to mark the necessary fields blank.
To me this indicates that you are able to search the images prior, using reference images button, and get a date from previous pages. I am unable to look through this batches reference images. In past projects for some military records we had to do this. Make sure to view the previous images well to be sure that it goes with the current image you're indexing. So look for pages numbers, etc.0