How would I indicate the relationship of a Grandson In Law (The name was Mrs. Lou Miller. Mrs Miller would be Granddaughter, but to add the 2nd item - Lou Miller?)
Mrs. Lou Miller is the only name that is indexed in this case as a Grand-daughter. There is no record created for Lou Miller. Given name for her is indexed as Lou.
"If the obituary instead gave the name as “Mrs. Ben Wilson,” you would index only a record for Mrs Ben Wilson, with the sex indexed as Female because of the prefix "Mrs."
You would only create another record is there is a female name in parentheses. Like Mrs. Lou (Edith) Miller. Then you would index her name as Given name: Edith Surname: Miller Relationship: Grand-daughter. The second record would be for Lou Miller and he is a grandson (no inlaws on nieces, nephews, grands, uncles, aunts).
"If the obituary lists “Mrs. Ben (Mary) Wilson” as a surviving daughter, you would index a record for Mrs Mary Wilson and then one for Ben Wilson.
The indexer also missed indexing the reverend on each of the obits.
This was so helpful - thanks. I'll bookmark it as reference while reviewing obituaries. They really make you think about what you are doing
I noticed the reverand was omitted on each one and have been adding them. Now I need to go back and correct the Mrs. names I changed too. This batch is kicking me in the back side, but I'll be ready for more like it :)