I used the Reference images function to prove the correct parent's are 2 batches before. The numbers (1st column - last column) should match. DO I JUST ERASE THE INCORRECT PARENTS?
@Mary Rice and @gary_noble are both reviewing these. They probably will be around later to help you out!
We normally just type what we see. I would say to type the parent's names how you see them. Just as you were able to look at the images prior, the researcher can do a bit of digging and find the error, if in fact the recorder made one.
Wouldn't doing 20 images be better? 1st 10 the Baptismal names. The final 10 just the parents.
I cannot open reference images, or access the film reel. It appears the page was loose and then misfiled wrongly before the page numbers were stamped. If you are confident and are certain you have found the page further back, and child/parent and parent/child for both sets can be matched correctly, baptism numbers are correct, then I would say on your batch extract the correct parents so the record is complete for those children shown. If you are still not certain then go with your suggestion of first page the 10 baptismal names without parents, and the second page parents without their child. There is no point indexing what is clearly mismatched children to wrong parents. Just some corrections on the spellings img 2 Maria; image 3 Oosthuysen; img 4 Maria van Rooyen; img 6 Janette; img 7 Frederika Oosthuysen; img 8 Sara van der Westhuysen; img 10 Diderikse
It has been a while since I was told this but I think it's important to note it. I was told that when 50% or more of an index is corrected by a reviewer it goes back into review. So if this is still a practice of family search, it is possible that this will be flagged for review and a new reviewer index the wrong parents.
@MaileLoveland what should be done in this situation? Can this batch be flagged so the correct parents are indexed?
All had the same last name (- 2 Ref Images). Should I put back the parents names and return the batch?
I can pass this on. I am not an authority on indexing, but I will give my opinion as a professional researcher. We are told to index what is on the image. If the indexer did that correctly, there is no need to change anything.
The purpose of indexing is to create a digital list of people found in specific records, so that the records can be searchable. Analyzing the records is up to the researcher. They should be looking at the names, dates, and Aanmerkinge number and comparing those to other records to determine if the information on this page is correct.
@Harmon, James Bartlett I would suggest in any situation where you just don't know what to do, return the batch. Another reviewer may be able to determine what is best for the batch.
We are told to index what is on the image. But, when an indexer identifies a problem such as this, then they should have an avenue to let Indexing Ops know there is a problem with the images.
Anywho - Since this is apparently not a record that "Spans two images", but, rather an error in the original film with several images between, we are left with a dilemma. The way this image could be indexed since it has been confirmed that those baptized and the parents do not "match", is to create records for the left side and then the right side of the image. The names of the baptized (left side) would be indexed as primaries and all other fields would be blank. On the right side of the page, the primary given and surname fields would be blank and the parents would be indexed their respective fields. I'm guessing the same would have to happen on the reference images. Then the researcher would find both records and analyze the details.
Hope that helps if it happens again.
Thanks for all your suggestions. The first one I found the original indexer did not enter the children's last names. It had to be redone anyway - doing all children and last names - ignoring the parents. I ran into another one yesterday. I decided to enter 20 images. 1st 10 the children's. I hope those will be acceptable.