The newspaper clippings may not have a publication date but states that the person died on Wednesday. There has been a handwritten date of the newspaper publication. It seems the year should be able to be used for the death date. Direction?
Interesting question, and here is an articule that indicates how to index dates un specified dates.
It state to use the most recent date on the document- newspaper-
I am aware that more instructions are to come regarding indexing dates on this type of project. The instructions on how to index come from the owners or guardians of these projects. :)
Yes, until there are better instructions, we should probably not use the most recent date. Currently this set of instructions tells us that if the death date is not recorded, mark the fields blank using Ctrl + B.
However, the Death Year field help does say we can use contextual information from the document, so we may be able to index the year.
The Instructions have been updated today (May 5th):
I would use the hand written date
An answer from a past similar project indicated to use the year information to fill in the death date. How do we get a definitive answer.
Carl, I know this is being worked on. I think we should see a definite answer on Monday or Tuesday!
@CarlWhiting The instructions and the field helps have been changed: