November 5th, 2009
Indexer Pat Jeffs has brought forward a anomaly in the Mount Pleasant registers for which we now have an answer. Pat noted that, in a couple of cases, there were two individuals listed on a single line in the register–one set of twin infants, and a husband and wife.
Each individual should have a separate line entry. Do them in the order written. The line numbers increase automatically, but you can change them. The second number will be a duplicate, but that’s OK.
Remember that if there’s not an actual name the line should be marked as a blank; don’t be tempted to use “wife” or “child”, etc.
Instructions for this problem have now been added to the field help screens. Thank you to Pat (from England) for asking, and Rose (from Utah) for providing the answer.
November 5th, 2009
I know that some of you have discovered the “organize fields” feature, but for those that haven’t, here’s a pleasant surprise that will make your indexing much easier.
When you have the indexing page open, you’ll see a “View” menu at the top left. Choose “Organize fields” and you can easily hide the fields you don’t need for Mount Pleasant, and drag the others into the correct order using the arrows between the columns. Just highlight the field name on the left, and use the second arrow button to move it to the box on the right, or use the third and fourth buttons to shuffle it up or down.
Here’s a screen shot of what the “Organize fields” should look like for Mount Pleasant. Please note that I’ve hidden “Age: Weeks” because the Mount Pleasant records don’t use weeks.
NOTE: Later records for Mount Pleasant Cemetery do use the “Nearest Relation” columns. Be sure to re-organise the fields to capture that information when it is present.
November 1st, 2009
We are the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, located in Toronto, Ontario Canada. We have more than 800 members in the Greater Toronto Area and around the world. Family historians are intent on researching their own families or the ancestry of their clients, but we also realize the importance of making records available for other researchers. We transcribe, index, and explain the records that are in our home areas—even if our own ancestry is elsewhere. We know that other volunteers are doing likewise all over the world.
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