Indexing city directories- business names
edited March 28, 2021 in Indexing
I know that if there is a business listing on the side of the page or after the name listed in the directory, with a person's name, it needs to be indexed. But what about the Business name? When it's Smith and Co. do you index Smith? or Reed Windows, do you index Reed?
John Empoliti ✭✭✭✭✭
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Yes. Surname Smith, Given Names: Ctrl+B (i.e. <Blank>}. Same idea for Reed.
From Whaat to Remember About This Project.
- Index names of employers and and employees. When indexing business names, index the names of individuals only. For example, "The Ad Book" would not be indexed, but "𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐊𝐞𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐤 𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐨𝐫𝐬" 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐝. 𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝟐 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬. 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐫 (𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞) 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐊𝐞𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐤 (𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞). Do not index occupations or terms such as, "banker," "policeman," "M.D.," or similar terms.
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