US, Oklahoma—Obituaries, 1963–1986
I'm reviewing a batch where the indexer consistently skipped over the officiants of the funeral services, and wanted to make sure I didn't miss something in the instructions - normally we index all people named in the obituary, relatives or not, correct?
Also, I've never seen the instruction before for a person's prefix, "Type prefixes, such as "Mrs" or "Mr," as they were written. Do not index terms such as "Reverend" or "Pastor" in this field." Typically I would have indexed Rev. for the prefix, as a title equivalent to Mr. or Dr. Are there other common titles, such as Dr., that I should NOT be indexing as a prefix in this project?
I wish one of the Moderators would get clarification on this. I am also curious to know why or why not.
BTW, this exception instruction is not in the “Deceased” entry type Prefix FH, but only in the “Other” entry type FH. Why?
Is Reverend not OK but Rev. OK? As Liz wonders, is Dr. OK? Is the legitimate prefix Hon. OK? What is on the OK List? And what is not OK?
Is the issue being addressed by this prohibition a character limit on the Prefix Field? Is Mr. OK but Mister not OK?1