Sierra Leone Batch [M36R-BD3]. The informant says (Father) and the last name has a ( Y ) at the end of it.
I would use the or option in this case as there are two different names recorded for the same person.
Alie Tarawalle or Abdul Tarawalley
If alias names were included on a document, or if an individual's name was listed with various spellings on the document, include all variants, separating each with the word Or. For example, if a name was written as "Georgios (George), George Broski, George Browzowski, or George Brzozowski," index the name fields as follows:
Yes, as Larry said, in this case since it specifies the Informant is the Father, you would enter:
Father's Given Name: Alie Or Abdul
Father's Surname: Tarawalle Or Tarawalley
The child's last name would not have the variation entered.
NOTE: Index information about informants only if the relationship to the child is clearly defined as a parent. There is often a time lag betwen birth and registration date (e.g., in this record birth year is 1793, registration year is 2011), so informant may be another relative or a non-relative. This is common with South Africa records.
Too late. I did that. I reversed the names in the 2 entries.
@Harmon, James Bartlett
For future reference, you enter name variants as they first appear in the document.