BEST PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS & EXAMPLES AWARD GOES TO Missouri—Naturalization Records, 1843–1991 PART B
I've indexed and reviewed a lot of Naturalizations over the years. But, this is the most fabulous set of examples and instructions that have EVER been written for these Nat projects. These examples are so precise, and well-outlined that there should be no question on how to index name variations, places (yes, they include every possible locality separated by a comma), dates, and record numbers. Check it out - this batch will be up until the morning of September 29th.
US, Missouri—Naturalization Records, 1843–1991 [Part B][M3ZR-X9S]
There are special situations addressed in the examples. Like on the 1st Declaration example, they have corrected the birthplace and shown indexers not to use the word County. On the second example, they show indexers how to use or for a name variation, and that the person was born in 1896 in Jugoslavia because Yugoslavia did not yet exist.
Pay attention to the What To Remember About this Project where things that are FAQ's are addressed, like:
- Not every field that is available on the image will be included in the project. The index is provided to direct patrons to the image, where they can view all additional information on the image as part of their genealogical research.
- When indexing the birthplace, please remember that the terms "native of," "foreign," and "citizen of" do not necessarily indicate the place of birth. Terms such as "nativity" or "country of nativity" do refer to the birthplace.
While we all know that each project comes with its' own set of project instructions to follow, I point this project out because, in my humble opinion, it is nearly PERFECT!