Baptisms: do the child and wife get the Surname of the Father?
I am working on UK, England, Cumberland—Parish Registers, 1590–1960 [Part A] [MQ3W-TB3].
It states the child's name, name of the father, then the wife. Do the child and wife receive the surname of the father?
I need to rephrase my last question. The child's given name is recorded. The father's given AND surname are recorded, then only the wife's given name.
Do I index the father's surname for the child and/or wife?0
The field help for the child's surname and the example on how to index these in the project instructions say not to enter a surname for the child if it's not given.
The way the mother's given name is given after the father's full name, we can't be sure that her surname is the same. The instructions say: "If the record provides the given names of a husband and wife followed by a single surname, such as "John and Mary Smith," index Smith in the Surname field for both records. However, if a document does not indicate a shared surname, such as "John Smith and Mary" or "John Smith and Mary, his wife," do not assume the wife's surname from the surname of the husband."
So both the child's and mother's surname will be Blank. I noticed that in some records mom's maiden name is given and if so, that would be entered into her surname field.0