FamilySearch Indexing:US, West Virginia—Will Books, 1756-1971, Project UpdatesEdit This Page
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The following observations have been addressed. Click the Discussion tab at the top of this page to report new issues. Please reserve this page for Indexing Support responses.
What should I do when the will starts on one page, but the name does not appear until the next page on the same image -The name is indexed from the image where it appears. (It will generally indicate that this is a Last Will and Testament.) Please note that we can carry information from one page of the image to another page on the same image, but we do not carry information from image to image. Do not use previous or next images to gather information for the current image.
What should I do when the will starts on one page, which has a page number, but the name does not appear until the last page of the will on the next or later image? Say, on page 4 of the will, which is 2 images later in the same batch? - The name is indexed from the image where it appears. The goal is to get the researcher to the image that has the name on it. From there they can browse the will, no matter how many pages/images are involved.
Please reserve this page for Indexing Support responses.
Okay... how about some detailed responses from Support instead of condescending answers that do not answer the question.
Question.. PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS say to Index ONLY the first page of the will.
How do you reconcile the answers on this page to the Project Instructions??
....so that there is NO conflict between Indexers and Arbitrators and that ALL wills get indexed with the proper name and regardless what page or image of the will the name appears.
As it stands now... some wills will not be indexed or will be indexed and then marked NED based on current project instructions. We cannot get the researcher to the image to browse the will, if a will is not indexed because of inconsistent and conflicting Project Instructions and Updates.