US, New York—Statewide Index to Land Records, Grantors, 1630–1959 [Part B] [MQ7H-YMX]
I am indexing my first batch of US, New York—Statewide Index to Land Records, Grantors, 1630–1959 [Part B] [MQ7H-YMX] Does the parentheses ( mean that Grantor Louis Thuis grants to the Grantee Name above ie Bertha M Kahn or Grantee Name below ie Georf Class or should the Grantee Name be indexed as <blank> ? The PI examples do not help. Thanks for clarifying this. Mary 😎
Those parentheses are meant to imitate the old-fashioned curly brackets and have the effect of grouping those two Grantors Louis and Mary Thuis as co-Grantors to Georf Class (&wf - abbrev not indexed) for that transaction. So you would make two separate entries, one with Louis as the grantor and Georf as the grantee, and one with Mary as the grantor, and Georf as the grantee.
Likewise, on the second page of your batch image, the parentheses indicate groupings of multiple grantors with a single grantee, as I've indicated below for the first part of that page. As above, each grantor/grantee pair gets a separate entry.1
@John Empoliti , Thanks so much - you always make everything clear and the sample is perfect. I've also pulled a batch to review and found every entry will need re-doing to match the parentheses correctly with the grantee below. Can we somehow alert FS powers to check every batch already reviewed and provide a sample with the parentheses?0
Maybe one of the Moderators can alert the Project Manager(s) to address this issue with at least an alert, and perhaps a sample/example.
However, to be fair, one example might not cover every case. Sometimes it can be tricky to determine whether to group up or down, and the Indexer or Reviewer might need to look at adjacent images (Reference images) to confirm the pattern.0