Hi, I am indexing a Samoan birth register and a child's name has been entered twice in separate places on the image. What should I do? My husband told me just to skip it and carry on? Is that correct? Thank you
Hi @Christina Tiama Leauia Dennison, I hope the article below helps with the solution you need.
Without seeing your image, I'd say your husband is correct. We are making an index to bring researchers to records. We just need to index a name one time to do this, even if the name appears on the image more than once.
You can share your batch if you want people to see what you are seeing. https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/article/how-do-i-share-an-indexing-batch-with-someone
(The article posted above is irrelevant since it is about duplicate images, not about a name being duplicated on one image.)
Hello Christina! It is always best to share the batch so others can see what you are seeing. But, since the child's name is entered on two places on the SAME image, you would not mark anything duplicate. A duplicate is only created if an image is a duplicate of another image.
If everything will be exactly the same for this entry: the child's name is spelled the same, the date and place of birth is the same, the parents names are the same, then there is no need to create another record. If any of the information is different, something that would make the entry unique, only then you would create another entry. Let's say that the child's name is spelled differently, then you would use the rule found in the General Indexing Guidelines for an alias or variation of a name and place the word or between the variations.
If you want to share the batch, click on the third icon from the right and follow the instructions.
Samoa—Vital Records, 1846–1996[MSLD-YPK]
Appreciate your advice, its image 4th from the bottom
I'm confused. How is this thread from July 6th and the image is still available?
On Image 4, The babes are twins, one a male and the other a female. The indexer was correct to create an entry for each child.
is that what you needed to know?