Can someone give this batch a final look, pls? I couldn't understand some of the names.
It appears some information (Place, Other's listed for example) are not included correctly. If you click on the Field Help (the purple circle with question mark for the Entry) - it explains what should be included in those fields. For example in the first record I believe it would be correct to include - Place=Salt Lake City, Other's Given Name(s)=George M, and Other's Surname=Woolf - because that is what the Field Help for each of those mentions. I don't know know for sure about the Dates but think that looks pretty good. Other's may have more BLM record knowledge that could assist (I just saw that no one else had attempted to answer your question).
Here is a helpful thread for questions about BLM records:
You are correct in indexing each individual transaction.
There are a couple of names that need a little correction
Entry 1 is Charles G
Entry 3 Surname is Lyon
Entry 5 The event year is 1898
Entry 6 the given name is Saml (abbreviation for Samuel, but, we type what we see and don't expand names)
Entry 9 Surname is Christenson, event day is 5
Entry 11 Surname is Kirby
Entry 13 looks like it has the prefix Miss Neils Hansen
Entry 14 Year is 1878
There are a few pencilled in names that need to be added along with the dates:
Solisman S Merrill
Soren P Sorenson
From the top of the sheet we have an event place of Salt Lake City U. T. you could expand that to Salt Lake City, Utah Territory.3
Thank you very much, Genthusiast and Melissa! I appreciate you guys's help!!1
Melissa, the names for these last four names aren't solid dates. They are for example: apr-may. The document also doesn't provide a sale date (which is the date we are supposed to choose in case multiple dates are given). What should I do in this case? Just index the names and leave it without dates?
You can index those names and use the most recent dates when they are available. If no date is available, then we mark them blank. The only way to allow folks to find these images and evaluate what they mean is to include all the names in the entry forms. I think these names are examples of this instruction:
"Not all transactions follow the columns exactly. Some entries are small and take up only half of the row. These entries should also be indexed."
On entry 13, you could put Niels Hansen as "Other Given Name and Surname" and put the Miss in the Prefix field at the top of the form. That is the "long s" and an s in the title of Miss.0
Sounds good. Thank you so much! How about the event location? Should I use salt lake city for all of them since that's the district we know? Or should I just leave it blank? I'm sorry for all these questions? I read the instructions but still I'm not sure what to do with this batch as far as location. Thank you once more!0
No problem, Matheus! Keep asking questions, it is what makes us all better indexers!
I would index that location as Salt Lake City, Utah for all of those. I wouldn't even worry about adding Territory, although we know that is the abbreviation. But, for indexing, I would just use the state name.
In case you haven't figured out the quick way to copy forward - type the city, state in the first record field. Then click the 6th icon from the right (a down arrow with 3 boxes under it). It will auto fill all of the records. (You have to delete the unused records first though, because if you auto fill them, then the trash can and "delete all blank entries" won't work).0
Awesome! Thank you very much Melissa! I appreciate all your help!!1