Talk:FamilySearch Indexing: US—1940 Federal Census, Overview

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Comparing 1930 and 1940 US Census names.

How can you correct a name that has been changed by the arbitrator to an incorrect spelling? The 1930 US Census has the correct name by sound and the 1940 US Census has this same person with the same name by sound but with a slightly different spelling.  The arbitrated name does not resemble the correct name at all.

As I have been arbitrating the 1940 Census, I have frequently found people enumerated and then the entire line crossed out and it clearly states that the person was enumerated on a different page.  If I go by the general indexing guidelines, I should go ahead and include the readable information on the index, but the fact that it says where the correct enumeration is makes me wonder whether to just mark these lines blank.  What is the appropriate thing to do here?