Use of PUBLICATION DATE AS Death Date: US, Minnesota, Brown County—Obituaries, 1855–1990
Moderators: I found the following instruction on indexing the Death Date as a remark in an excellent little example of Indexing an Obituary referenced in the What To Remember About this Project Section of the Project Instructions. Here is the link https://fh.familysearch.org/system/files/team/ait/indexing/IndexingObituaries.pdf
When no death date was given, use the publication date.
This instruction is traditional for indexing Obituaries, but I could only find it in this example via the link and not explicitly in the Project Instructions, nor the Field Helps for the Death Date Fields. I suggest that the Instructions be updated to include this guidance in every Death-Date Field Help.