Machine Created Indexes May Include Non-Names

When digital scanners are used to create indexes (which does with some materials that were originally typed), words that are not names can be “read” as part of the name. For this reason, avoid exact searches, interchange the first and last name, and (generally speaking) be creative. Indexes created by digital scanning allow us to have indexes to materials that might otherwise be unindexed, but there are limitations.

Most digital newspapers are “read” and “indexed” this way a well.