When indexing marriage banns we are told to use the last date as the date of marriage. But if the actual date of marriage is recorded in the margin, shouldn't we put the actual date in?
Yes, If you can determine that actual marriage banns date you would use that date. If you cannot determine the actual date you follow the General indexing guidelines for dates.
If you have the batch number for this project we can look at if with you and help you determine the date.
Please provide the batch number.
Some marriage banns are not to be indexed.
Over the years you run into two marriage dates for the same couple, one is the
"Banns of Marriage" or when the couple declares their intention to marry.
Would it be something that could be added to the drop down box instead of having it change the actual
date of the marriage to the date of when they requested a marriage certificate or declaration of marriage.
There needs to be somewhere to put this so it doesn't get written over the
actual marriage date which happens too often.
@jallenusa If you are indexing, please provide the batch number which is found in the brackets to the right of the Project Name, like this [MXXX-XXX]