How do I index two variants of the same main surname included in the record?
This is my first time as a document indexer on this platform and I need help: in a cemetery record, the main surname appears written in two different ways for the same person (in the margin it reads Cisterna and in the text followed by Cisternas). How should I index the main surname? Can you please tell me?
You will index both surnames, separating them by the word Or.1
Welcome to FamilySearch, María!
You can find all the instructions by clicking on the project instructions. At the very bottom of the instructions, you will see General Indexing Guidelines which will familiarize you with all the general rules of this platform. On most projects you need to click on each link to see the particular help feature. Your question would be answered by clicking on Alias Names:
If alias names were included on a document, or if an individual's name was listed with various spellings on the document, include all variants, separating each with the word Or. For example, if a name was written as "Georgios (George), George Broski, George Browzowski, or George Brzozowski," index the name fields as follows:
- Given Name: Georgios Or George
- Surname: Broski Or Browzowski Or Brzozowski
Thanks, very much!!!!0