Batch [M37Y-315] labeled "Virginia Death Records 1853-1900" is a actually a Birth Record.
"Batch [M37Y-315] Virginia Death Records 1853-1900" is actually an unalphabetized Birth Record with the categories stripped away and two labels added in black marker at the top, "Clarke" and "1856."
The letter "A" in the sixth column after the full name indicates that this is a birth record. This record cannot be indexed as categorized.
Sam Sulser Community Manager
You are correct. This is a birth register. Please mark as No, No Extractable Data as given in the instructions. Thanks so much for catching this!1
Are you sure that is the right Batch Code?
When we opened US, Virginia—Death Records, 1853–1900[M37Y-315] we were not allowed to seed the image in the Share Batch Mode, but it does contain 44 entries that were indexed with death information.
You are correct, that if a birth record appears in a batch that only has fields for death information, it could not be indexed. The Project Instructions, "What to Index " section explains in the 2nd. 3rd and 4th bullet points:
- Index all death registers.
- Mark all other images, including any overlay documents that are not death registers, in Step 1: Images as No, No Extractable Data.
- Indexes are images with only a name and reference information, such as page or volume number, with no other information, such as dates, available. Indexes should be marked as No, No Extractable Data.
In the case of a birth record, the image should be marked No, No Extractable Data and submitted.0