US, Pennsylvania, Western District—Naturalizations, 1820–1930 [Part B][MQ33-239]
Should I make a separate entry for children? If not, how do they get indexed?
(Thanks! I'm a beginner!)
Welcome to Indexing! It is very important to read the project instructions and field helps before beginning any collection. They are different for every project. Once you close them, they can always be pulled up again by clicking on the last icon on the horizontal toolbar.
Thank you for sharing your image. What you have there is called an image with an overlay. The white paper on the right side means that you will not be indexing anything under the overlay for this project. You can read more about Overlay instructions in the section What to Remember About This Project.
In any event, you never will make a separate entry for the children, just as you wouldn't make a separate entry for the parents IF the petition was being made on behalf of a child or spouse:
We don't always index all of the available information on a document because the researcher will find it when they pull up the image. In this collection: The completed index and links to digital images will be freely accessible online to the general public when the collection is published.
Because this is an overlay, you will want to revisit your entry now and remove the spouse's information and the record date since they aren't on the Declaration form. The only date on the record form is the month of August. So the day and year will be blank. Also, put United States on the record place per the examples. I'm not sure that St gets expanded to Saint, it is probably Sankt, so you should type what you see: St Kreitz, Austria
Hint: You can see the previous and subsequent records in the film by clicking on the bottom icon in the vertical toolbar on your image window. The screen will split and you can page through to get a better idea of how the overlay works. You won't be indexing anything from the reference images in this project. But, at least you can see the information for the petition will be indexed by the person who gets that next batch.
There are some really good videos for new indexers on YouTube. My favorite is this one where the "lesson" begins around the 8 minute mark.
Indexing Discussion (Jason Pierson Live)