1950 Arkansas, Clay Co., Piggott City - Index does not match page
Greetings, I found this site via the "feedback" tab as it did not work and it sent me here lol. Is there a way to get the index order to match the actual census page? As well as have the index display additional relationships (i.e. mother, grand daughter, daughter in law, lodger, etc.)?
I have not found a way to change the order that names appear in that side panel, but I've only ever tried the new correct-anything interface in response to Community queries like yours, so perhaps there is a magic pixel for it somewhere that more experienced users know about?
Correcting (or creating) the grouping of households or families is hard even when they're all on the same page; when they're on two different images, as here, it's even more difficult -- but possible. It involves using the split screen mode, and typing in people's names (exactly as they currently appear in the index), and then selecting the name (simply typing all the way to the end doesn't work). Oh, and you can't enter any relationships between the people on the second page -- it'll want to delete them, and it'll say it's deleting them, but what will actually happen is that none of your work will save and you'll have to do it all over again.
But anyway, I think I have successfully grouped Arlie Young with his wife and daughters now, but I can't make Arlie's position in the list match the image.0
@Julia Szent-Györgyi, thank you for reply. This was just an example family I pulled from the 1950 census, but this happens on all the households that are split between 2 pages. I do not actively use the indexes, just noticed the discrepancy and if someone does not actually click on the image, the index is of no little value.0
The problem is that there are two Birth Name records associated with a number of lines on that sheet. This problem is found in a small number of sheets for the 1950 census but can be very frustrating to deal with (the software team is aware of this issue). The presentation order is partially determined by the position of the yellow highlights but if the highlights being displayed are not associated with the Birth Name record being used for positioning, then the names end up at the bottom. I fixed this particular page by deleting the second Birth Name record for such lines and adding new highlights for the other record (be very careful doing this as sometimes the two Birth Name records have slightly different names). You can usually just ignore the issue as it only affects presentation. (When the highlights are offset from the lines, then one Birth Name can be for an adjacent line--ugh!)0