Whether to index certain names for: US—City and Business Directories, 1749–1990 [Part B] [MSPD-PWJ]
I have a few questions regarding of whether I should index certain names for project: US—City and Business Directories, 1749–1990 [Part B][MSPD-PWJ].
1) Savage Son & Co.
How would I index this, or does it need to be indexed? Can't tell if "Savage Son" is someone's first and last name. Of course I don't index "Co."
2) Juda Simon (Oesterman, Rehfisch & Co)
I index the name "Juda Simon" but what do I do about those names in parenthesis? They sound like last names. Do I just index the last name? I would think this would be pretty hard for someone to connect their family names to since there could be a lot of people with those last names, and without a first name I am not sure whether these last names (assuming that they are) need to be indexed?
3) Joseph William, porter Steele & Jacobson, 129 Second St.
Ok, so I index "Joseph William", but what about "Steele & Jacobson?" Just last names, no first names.
Any help on all three of these examples would be gratefully appreciated!!!