Request to add Birth Location and Burial location for index input on Death Certificates
I've noticed that some states in the United States have the Birth Location and the Burial Location listed on the Death Certificate. I often view this in order to get their Birth Location if I have not been able to find it yet. The Date of Birth is already indexed so I don't see why the Birth Location can't be added to what is indexed. I also view the image to get the Burial Location to reduce time going through Find A Grave or Billion Graves if it doesn't show up in suggested hints. Is it possible to have these two items added to what is indexed on death certificates? If not every state in the U.S. lists this, then is it possible to have this information indexed based on a criteria of what state the death certificate is from. Please see a simple logic example at the end of this.... possibly below the attachment to this post. I know this is an oversimplified programming example though, but figure it may help explain what I'm getting at. Also, I don't know what language you are using so and I know you probably aren't using a form of SQL for a web interface but here is an SQL example. I hope this makes sense. Thanks.
State in ('Virginia','Other State Example')
Fields that need to be indexed include the following... Birth Location and Burial Location, among other standard fields.
The record owner decides what is indexed and how. Then this is spelled out in a contract with FamilySearch.
As indexers, we aren't transcribing every bit of important information, but we are making an index to bring researchers to records.0