WHat do I do about that? Can I add a record and index it as a birth certificate? It's a marriage certificate, but it gives the name and birthdate, parents of the child.
Dear S Witney,
If there is no field for the given information, we are asked not to index it. By indexing the record, the record will be made available and easy to find. Those who are related and searching the family will see the mention of the child born previous to the marriage and can draw their own conclusions.
PS (When asking questions about indexing, it is always nice if you will provide the batch number. It looks like this: [XXXX-XXX]. This gives us the opportunity to take a look at the exact records and give you answers that come directly from Project Instructions and Field Helps. Thanks!)
this is the batch... Venezuela—Registro Civil, 1873–2004 [Parte A]
Thanks! I prob won't index.
Thank you for providing the batch number. I cannot read the Spanish very well. Can you tell me if there is complete birth information such as a date, place? I assume the mother and father are listed. Is the child's name listed?
If all of that information is given, you could add another entry and record the child's birth information as if it were a birth record.
If there is no date or child's name then do not index it.
Thanks for your good service in indexing.