Please, do not answer unless you have reviewed records from "Sierra Leone—Birth and Death Registrations, 1858–2016 [Part B]" and you are confident that you are doing it right.
This is so I can index it better.
Again, I'm not sure why appears to have been moved and closed in Indexing and moved to Search. @DeaconGardner you might have to wait a long time to get an answer from someone who has reviewed the project and knows they are doing it right.
So, I just indexed a few of this project to see if it had any oddities. The ones I indexed were delayed birth records, much like Example 1. Although, they were a slightly different form. The children were born in 1967 (for instance) and the registrations were done on 4/1/08 (day/month/year). So the actual date of registration is Jan 4 2008. They did not list the registration centers.
The project instructions and examples are consistent with most indexing projects. Is there a particular question you have about the indexing of these records? Do you have batch to share to discuss?
When a batch has a record number but the inbetween records dont have a record number, do you just fill in the gap? Or is that wrong
Also, the registration place is always if-y and the instructions say to not index the registration centre even though sometimes the registration centre is the only place listed on the page.
@nighhman The best way to think about indexing is "Type What You See, Don't Type What You Don't See". So, when there is no record number on a document (image), then you would mark the field blank.
You would not index the registration centre based on the the field help for Registration Place:
Do not index the registration center.
Index only the town or village, chiefdom, and district, in that order.
In the images/form I see it has "Registration centre ______/___________/__________/_______"
Under the last three blanks it says "District", "Chiefdom", "town" respectively. This indicates to me that the first blank alone is for the registration centre.
They have written "Freetown, Western Area" across the whole line.
Do I index this or not? Also I looked up and Western Area seems to be a smaller locality than Freetown so I would consider indexing it as "Western Area, Freetown" if I index it at all.
What do you think?
@jonathanwhitaker1 Because the field help for Registration Place says to:
You should index Freetown, Western Area. Freetown is a city and Western Area is a District.