Talk:FamilySearch Indexing:US, County Marriage Records, Project Updates

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Two numbers on top of marriage documents

   A project update item says to use the number on the top that is consecutive.  Well, frequently both of the numbers are consecutive. 

   A project I frequently work on is the US District of Columbia - County Marriages.  There are typically 2 pages per image with 1 document per page.  Each page has a 3 digit consecutive number typically range from 1 to 500 and a 6 digit number typically greater than 100,000.  So the page numbers are repetitive across the many books while the certificate numbers are unique. Also some of the images are letters which a person writes to correct some information and these letters refer to the certificate number.  So it makes sense to index the unique certificate number rather than the page number which is not unique.