I have come across the word Bit in my indexing death records in Johannesburg South Africa. I am pretty sure it is not part of their name. Does anyone know what it stands for or if it is a name? These are children's deaths.
Beth Ann David
Please share your batch number so a volunteer can see the entry you are referring to. It is the last 7 characters at the end in brackets
South Africa, Johannesburg—Cemetery Records, 1942–2020 [Part E][ABCD-ZY]
B/T abbreviation of born to and the parents name ie unnamed baby
Thank you. So when indexing do you leave it in?
If you follow faulty PIs to the letter it would be christian name <blank>, surname <blank> plus the date. This will create a record of next to no relevance to a researcher. I would at least add the parents surname to make it relevant and findable, despite poor FH instruction on not assuming a surname...
It does have the parent name so do I still leave the B/T so they don't mark the parent as the deceased person?