Am doing US—City and Business Directories, 1749–1990 [Part C][M34T-LPR]. Entry is for Hon. Clement Bates (Bates is surname). Says he is Judge Court of Common Pleas.
Kathryn, Thank you for giving us the project name and the batch code. Only Mr, Mrs, and Miss are prefixes. Dr. and Rev. are also not prefixes. Thank you for indexing this project.
I forgot to add that Hon., Dr., Rev., etc are considered titles and terms not prefixes and can only be indexed when there is a titles and terms field.
I respectfully disagree with Moderator Suzanne. Hon, Dr and Rev are indeed Prefixes. They are also Titles. Mr. Mrs and Miss are examples of Prefixes, but not the only ones. The Field Help for Prefixes says:
"Type prefixes, such as "Mrs" or "Mr," as they were written." There is no indication that this is an exhaustive list, or we would not be able to include, for example, Miss as a Prefix.
Some indications of my claims.
"while title is a prefix (honorific) or suffix (post-nominal) added to a person's name to signify either veneration, official position or a professional or academic qualification see also."
'A physician or surgeon may use the prefix “Dr.” or “Doctor”, and shall add after the person's name the letters, “M. D.” ... An osteopathic physician and surgeon may use the prefix “Dr.” or “Doctor”, and shall add after the person's name the letters, “D. O.”, or the words “osteopathic physician and surgeon”.'
From the Weber State University Data Standards Page: Note Hon, Rev and Dr in the list.
Yes, it is a Prefix (Pre- comes before the name). It gets indexed in the Prefix Field.