Putting families together
Since the whole aim of indexing is to put families together, the instructions sometimes are confusing to indexers. They say not to take names from others in the entry, that should be the sponsors, etc. not the family members. A child at a baptism should be given the name of the father, and or mother in some cases. In all the Irish records now being indexed, many indexers are only putting the child's first name. In some cases only a fragment of a name is given, like, Michl. To just put Michl down is of no help to those who will be searching for this child, unless it has a surname attached to it. Can't the instructions be rewritten to make sure this occurs?