Christening record question
I am reviewing christening records and on one page the indexer has mixed up the order of the entries. For example, entry one on the page should be number 2471 but it is 2474, which should be entry 4. All the entries have been filled in correctly, they are just in the wrong order. Should I a) overwrite each entry so they are in the correct order b) swap the order of the entries if there is a way to to this (please let me know how if this is possible ) c) leave them in the wrong order-it doesn't matter.
Many thanks for any help.
John Empoliti ✭✭✭✭✭
You can leave them as they are. The order of indexing doesn't matter to the Web Indexing Program (it did matter to the Desktop Indexing Program because of the steps the Arbitrator had to follow) nor to the FS Search engine. It does matter to the Reviewer if the Indexer does not follow the recommended top-to-bottom, left-to-right order because that makes it more difficult to keep track of whether every record has been indexed and indexed correctly.
Here from the Help Center is the guidance:
How should I index records with multiple pages?
April 20, 2020
When multiple pages or records appear in one image, index the records in the order they were written, if that can be determined. Otherwise, index from top to bottom and left to right, as if reading a book.
Note: In web indexing, the order of indexing is not as important as it once was. However, this method is still preferred.2