US—Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800–1955
When indexing Land Management Tract Books the instructions are unclear on several points. 1) do you always use the date of sale or do you use the most recent date regardless of what that date represents?
2) Do you index the names that are grayed out and often hard to read. They are sometimes a duplicate of a name of someone who will show up as an indexable name with a different date but sometimes they are unique names. They are usually written smaller than normal entries and off to the side.
The instructions are unclear about these situations and people are all over the place on how they handle them.