Sierra Leone Batch [M36B-2ZZ] Should I enter the child's last name as F or put the F in the first name area?
Field Instructions: If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, type it in this field.
Since you don't know what it is, leave it with the First/Given Name.
My initial thought seeing this was the scribe entered the F for Female in the wrong place. 😀
I thought because the Fathers last name begins with an F but I have seen SL use only the mothers last name sometimes. I will leave it in the First name.
The general indexing guidelines tell us to put the name in the given name field if we cannot tell where they belong.
" If you cannot determine whether a name is a given name or a surname, type it in the Given Names field."