Location Question for: US—City and Business Directories, 1749–1990 [Part C][M3WV-XPB]
This is the first time I've come across this and I'm not sure about what is correct. The indexer has input the location of each place included on the page. It seems the location should be Kentucky, but I might be wrong. What is the right answer here? Thanks!
@sgstewart Yes, this was updated and I didn't see the recent update. So sorry! We have been instructed that we follow the Field Help and index all of the geographical localities separated by a comma in these types of directories.1
Looks like the indexer entered the name of the place from each line.
The directory Place most likely is Kentucky for all the entries unless there is somebody else's opinion.2
When I indexed these, I used the header for each place. For instance, I indexed Petersburgh, Webster, Kentucky. The people are located in those cities and counties and the field help says to index the smallest to the largest level of locality. Maybe this needs to go to "headquarters" for a final answer.1
I totally agree with you, we need a bit more information on the directory place and how to index it.0
The field help says: Separate geographical levels of locality, from smallest to largest, with a comma.
For the first entry put "Petersburgh, Webster, Kentucky"0
I believe the accepted answer is incorrect - I have asked this question myself and was first directed to use Kentucky as in this case, however then was corrected after checking with someone higher up that we should be separating the localities in this example. It would be nice if we could get a definitive answer from someone in authority for this particular project. How do we know that a question has been answered by someone in authority? Is an "Accepted Answer" from an authorized source?2