Dr or Blank as prefix when listed as physician?
In Us and Business Directories if someone is listed as a physician should a prefix of Dr be added in? I am reviewing a batch and in each place where someone is listed as a physician the indexer had added in Dr as a prefix. I feel I should delete these as they were not listed that way in the original record.
US—City and Business Directories, 1749–1990 [Part C][M3HS-NRJ]
We don't add Prefixes that are not on the Record. So you should Blank (Ctrl+B) that Field if the Indexer added it.2
That's correct, Shannon. In the case you mentioned, we would Ctrl+B (<Blank>) the husband's Surname.
From the Field Help for Spouse's Surname:
Do not assume a surname from the surnames of others mentioned in the document.3
Another question, if a woman is listed as a widow and her husband's first name is given but not the surname
we should not assume his last name to have been the same?0