What does the "Do" mean?
edited August 23, 2022 in Indexing
I am not the best at reading cursive but it looks like they just entered the word "Do" for the names of this document I was wondering what it meant and how I should index it?
Do is the abbreviation for Ditto. In this case you need not worry about indexing anything regarding the Do - just the three names on the page since we are only indexing each unique name.
There is more information about Ditto marks and the abbreviation Do in the Project Instructions under General Indexing Guidelines.
- If a record has a ditto mark or other sign of repetition, type the corresponding information from the previous record or field.
- Do not index the word "ditto" or the ditto mark itself. Other signs of repetition may include the abbreviation "Do" or a vertical or horizontal line.
- Sometimes you will have to depend on contextual information to determine whether a mark indicates repeated information from an earlier record or field, or whether it means something else, such as that no information was given for that record or field.
It is great that you asked instead of guessing. There is so much for all of us to learn!0