Should I include the Jr or Sr?
Each time you ask a question about Indexing, please provide the batch number. It is found at the top after the batch title like this: [XXXX-XXX].
There is no "suffix" field in these batches for the "Jr" or "Sr" so please only index the Surname.
You can learn more about this subject by reading the following article from the Help Center:
Thank you for indexing!
Yikes!!!! Thank you for posting this link. I learned that I am under a false impression. Because I'm new and started with many Virginia Marriage Registers, I thought it was normal to put periods after initials.
For that project the directions are:
(In this project, include all punctuation when typing names and place-names.)
I assumed that was standard unless stated otherwise. Most instructions don't give directions tout them in or not.
Upon reading the link above I learn:
Does this mean some review person is very unhappy with me as they remove all of the periods after initials??
No worries. We have the set of general instructions (such as the article that I included above) and then we have the project specific instructions and Field Helps that are sometimes slightly different or more specific. Please follow the Project Instructions first and follow General Guidelines if the Project Instructions do not answer your question. We also have the Help Center with articles that also answer many questions.
To find these things click on this icon for Project Instructions and General Indexing Guidelines:
This icon will take you to the Help Center:
And you can also find the Indexing Help Center here:
If you are unsure of what to do, please contact FamilySearch Support by posting a question here in the Community or by giving us a call.
You are doing great! Thanks for helping out!