Indexing Ireland church records
Hello. I have been indexing the Ireland church records for a few months now. I still have some questions. I have been returning a number of batches that are difficult to read or understand. Still, in even the easiest ones there are sometimes words I just can't make out. I have used the ? if I can't read one letter or the * if there are more than one.
I am wondering how other indexers are doing this. I also wonder if there are people who can do a better job than I can and maybe I should just leave it for others. Then I tell myself it is probably difficult for everybody and maybe I should just soldier on.
Any advice would be appreciated.
From my point of view, please soldier on. Some of the registers are very old and hard to read, I know. Some are a delight. Hopefully, you'll get enough of the latter to save your eyesight and sanity.1
So what you are doing is correct. If you are only indexing, a reviewer who may be able to recognize these letters, can correct the name once they receive it after you submitted the batch. I do the same thing if necessary. Also, as you get more comfortable with the names and batches, you will have a better eye for the names... it will become easier :)1
Thanks for your encouraging comments. They help.0