What should I do when the names do not match on the brides, grooms and parents on a marriage record?
I have been Indexing marriage records in Virginia and half the way down the document the names of the parents do not match up with the groom and bride. I thought they has skipped a line but then I realized they not only left off a Grooms parents but they listed the brides parents with the wrong groom parents. To the end of the document of 40 entrees they are mixed up. If I try to fix it, then the person doing a review will not understand what I have done because it does not match what was written on the page. We always type what we see, but in this case they have been copied incorrectly.
Example: Groom Robert N. Gains and Bride Annie Goens is matched with Parents Matt Harris and Morgan and Rachel Goens. It is a match for the bride but not the groom. The next line the groom is Matt Harris and bride Anna Madison. The parents names do not match.