Should I index this batch? Are they baptisms, marriages or burials?
I opened this batch to index (my first time with this project) and cannot determine what entry type they are--baptism/birth/christening or marriage or burial/death:
UK, England, Cumberland—Parish Registers, 1590–1960 [Part A][MQ3W-Q54]
Does anyone have answers for me?
I did a Search for Ada Smith (bottom of 3rd column) and found an 1871 census record with parents by the same name as on indexing batch, birth date similar to date on indexing batch, father's occupation same in both places (tailor). Should I assume these cards are baptism/birth/christening cards?
These are baptismal/christening records, although they are handwritten copies, not the original register.0
I also wonder about the surname. It is at the top of each card. Do I use it for the child? the father? the mother?0
Could there be a guide added for how to index these cards? Thank you. I'm confused.0
Generally, English baptismal registers do not include the maiden name of the mother when the couple is married. The surname is the surname of the child and the father. No surname is listed for the mother.0
@LindaMoyes and @Mary Louise Lillian Yes, these are Baptism/Christening/Birth records. I am reviewing UK, England, Cumberland—Parish Registers, 1590–1960 [Part A] [MQ3W-QYG] -- You should also know that the date on each card is the Baptism/Christening Date not the Birth Date -- if you check, you will see that these are Sundays, the day of the week when most Christenings/Baptisms are performed --- Every record is indexed incorrectly - why? because there is no Sample of these cards -- which (I checked with my English cousin) were copied from the original parish records during the 1960's. I'm holding my batch and tagging @erutherford to lead me in the how to return for reindexing with a reason and I suggest FS pull these records for a re-do of all these cards0