Indexing Land Records
In indexing US, New York—Statewide Index to Land Records, Grantors, 1630–1959 [Part B] [MQ7C-94H], both pages of the Image have "Executors" in the upper left hand corner where Surname usually is located. The entries are like this: Wilber, Christina, Exrx. of Mary N. Hermann, deceased, et al. Would the Grantor be Mary N Hermann, and not Christina Wilber? Thank you.
Thanks! I wasn't able to find anything about deceased in the Project Instructions, and I've read through them several times. Here is the closest statement: When typing the name of the grantee or grantor, do not include descriptive words or terms, such as "affidavit," "trustee," "by Atty," "et al," or "and spouse," that may have been written with the name. This is under "What to Remember about This Project." Is there somewhere else I should be looking? Thanks for your help!0
Whether I am indexing or reviewing, I try to read the What To Index part and view the samples - I leave the samples up on separate tabs so I can refer to them as I work the batch.0
Thanks! I’ve been doing that and it does help a lot. Thanks for your help!!0
@WilburnBarbaraA That instruction about the deceased is in the Field Help. When you click on an indexing field, a purple question mark pops up. Click on those question marks and you find all kinds of pertinent instructions for each field that aren't in the project instructions!0
@maryellenstevensbarnes1 I do both. Sometimes the brain glitches and they really help.
@Melissa S Himes I meant Field Help. My good ol' stroke brain was at it again.1
Aha! Found the info about deceased and executor in Field Help!
However, an indexing/reviewer guru friend also said to do both, they’re all deceased by now.
Thanks for all your help!0
If there is only a name and it says trustee, I would index it. Alot of people are trustees and attorneys of their own land management deals. But, if it specifically has a name of a deceased individual and then shows the executors, etc. those folks don't get indexed. So, in your example, the only one indexed would be Mary Hermann.0