I'm indexing Immigration docs from Germany and Poland.
Many have children with NO place to enter the names or information about theses children? What is to be done?
Sometimes the spouse last name is not listed and on other projects the instructions say to only list the maiden name, not the married last name. What is to be done?
Melissa S Himes ✭✭✭✭✭
It is best to share your batch to get the correct answer. To do that, you need to provide the title of the project with the batch code. It is above the red or green line depending on whether you are indexing or reviewing. Example: US, New York—Naturalization Records, 1820–1991 [Part D][M383-J25]0
When seeking help it would be best to include the batch code so we can look at the specifiuc instructions for the batch you are working. The project managers specify what information they desire to be indexed. To us it may seem reasonable to include additonal information but we only index what the project managers ask for. As to the situation regarding the maiden name, if they are asking for only the maiden name and it is not shown then we would simply do a control B to mark the field blank. Hope this helps.0
Dellory Matthews ✭✭✭✭
As we make the indexes to bring researchers to records, we know that they will find more information on the actual record. Thanks for helping make records searchable, free, for everyone on familysearch.org.
If you are rather new to indexing and would like to learn more, here's an indexing tutorial by Kathryn Grant of the BYU Family History Library:0