When indexing naturalization records there are records that are marked Declaration...are these records to be indexed or marked no?
The Missouri project's What To Index section has as its second bullet point:
I'd argue that a card that refers to a declaration of intention is a form of "naturalization card", since the declaration is part of the naturalization process. Also, I figure it's better to have extra than to skip something that will be missed. But that's just personal opinion, formed without reference to an actual example.
Yes, you will index cards marked Declaration, indexing the applicant name and any other pertinent information, with the exception of Birthplace. Country of Allegiance does not mean Birthplace.
Always check the Project Instructions.
For the US, New York—Eastern District Naturalization Records project, the second bullet point under What To Index begins: "Index only the following types of documents: Declarations of intention,".
I am reviewing Missouri 1844-1968, some of them only have a name and the word declaration on them and the instructions do not specify exactly what is to be indexed or which is to be marked No ext data.
I have looked at the instructions several times. It doesnt say if you index the ones marked declaration.
@Kathryn Riffel Please provide the batch number found in brackets after the project title, like this [XXXX-1XX] so that we can see what you're looking at and be more helpful. Just hold the batch in your queue while waiting for a response😎