Indexing Multiple Spouses
When indexing death records, what do I do when I come across one who has remarried after his/her spouse died and both are listed as the spouse. There isn't a way to insert both names is there?
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How should I index multiple spouses or parents?
Article Id: 1287
December 29, 2020
When the document lists multiple spouses or parents, index only the current spouse or parents. Here are some quick guidelines for these situations:
- For multiple spouses, index only the present or current spouse.
- For multiple parents, such as a set of birth parents and a set of adoptive parents, index only the current set of adoptive parents.
- Do not add records to include the other individuals. The information is not lost. After we publish the records, researchers can view the image and gather any additional information in it.