Naturalization Records multiple images for same person
I'm new to the Naturalization Records. Some I've seen have 4 different images/documents, but they are all relating to the same individual. One document has the majority of the info, but a different page has an additional fact (like spouse's name).
If I select "YES it should be indexed" on all four pages, that seems like I would be duplicating the person. So, Can I just index the one page with the most info and put "No Extractable Data" on the other three? (but also input the spouse's name on the other sheet?)
When we find documents like Naturalization Records that have different records for the same individuals we are instructed in the Project instructions to index each of those types of records. In the first image it is the Oath of Allegiance that has no information in that section and will be marked as No Extractable Data. You can look at the examples shown in the Project instructions to see where the information must come from. The Second image has an overlay which is a Declaration of Intention. Only the overlay will be indexed in this image. The third image is a Petition for Naturalization which is also under the Project instructions rules to be indexed. We will index all the pertinent information in this document as well. The fourth image is an Oath of Allegiance which will be indexed as this has information pertaining to the individual - but nothing else on that page. Even though these documents pertain to the same individual each record will be indexed as given in the examples and the instructions - except for image 1.0
Melissa S Himes ✭✭✭✭✭
The first image is indexed. The Oath of Allegiance has the signature of the petitioner, and the event date. Although the example does not show to index the Certificate of Naturalization number at the bottom of the page as the Record Number, a moderator recently said it should be indexed. So, choose to do what you wish with that information. On the New York Nat project they are using that number for the Oath - but, Oaths don't have numbers, so I don't know what else to say. ????
You probably should look at the reference image -1 to find out what the name of the petitioner is since the handwriting is difficult. I would guess it is Stanislaw Martinkiewicz, but, chances are good it is typed, or written a little better on one of the previous reference images.0
I stand corrected about the first image - it has a date and a name. The certificate number can be used as well.
You should type what you see even if the previous image has the correct name spelled - as the Field help states: Type the given names as they were written. Do not correct misspellings or expand abbreviations. Use the General Indexing Guidelines - Unreadable Information - that explain what to do if you cannot tell what a letter or group of letters are.0