What do you do with the children on the naturalization record?
There is information including the birthdate and place of children on the declaration the of intention, and I am not sure what do with that information.
You do not index the information about the children of the petitioner. Without knowing which project you are working on, I can only say that this instruction is found in most Project Instructions under the "What To Remember About This Project" section:
- Index information about the person seeking naturalization and about the person's spouse, all in the same entry in the data entry area. Do not index the names of parents, children, or other relatives that are listed on the document.
Project Instructions can be accessed at any time by clicking the blue link on the entry forms, or clicking on the last icon in the toolbar.
I am a little confused though since the children are usually listed on the Petition and not on the declaration of intention. If the petition is for a child, then you would create a record for that child. But, there wouldn't be multiple children and birthdate on a declaration for a child.
The best way to get the most accurate answer is to share the batch by providing the link of the batch code with your question. The batch code is the sequence of letters/numbers in brackets following the title of the project.1
@ValerieLareeMiller Thank you for your question about what do to with the information about children on the declaration of intention. If you can please share a batch code we will be able to more accurately answer your question. Here are the steps to finding the batch code:
- Just above the toolbar, click Help.
- On the drop-down menu, click Share Batch.
- The Share Batch window opens, giving you two options:
- Copy the batch link, and paste it in an email to the helper or post it on the Share Batch, Etc. page on Facebook. The helper can click the link and go directly to the batch.
- Share the batch code so the helper can enter it in the web indexing tool and open the batch.
- A second way to find the batch code is by clicking Batch, then About Batch. The Batch ID is the same as the code.
I think it is exciting to see the names, birthdates, and places of whole families including children on immigration records. However, Project Instructions vary from project to project. They can be found under "Help", just above the image, when you are indexing. Generally, speaking, we don't index the names of other relatives except the person seeking naturalization and their spouse. However, it is important to check the project instructions because there can be exceptions to general guidelines. Once a batch code is shared someone can help you find the correct information.
Thank you for your help in correctly Indexing these important historical documents. Enjoy your day.0