I think I've read the answer to this questions but can't find it now. The father's name and surname are listed and then the name of the mother is written indicating she is the husbands wife. Do I list her surname the same as the husband.
Hi MaryAnne! Yes, good job on sharing the batch code. Whenever you see a question with one, you can also click on the gear next to My Batches and insert that code to see a person's batch. It is a good way to learn from other people's questions and the subsequent answers. Once the batch is submitted though, the code no longer works.
So, because of the way this is written, Joe Holloman and Annie, his wife, we must index her surname as <blank>. This is because the field helps tells us: Do not assume a surname from the surnames of others mentioned in the document.
No, you would list her Maiden name as her surname. It is the maiden name that connects her back to her father.
It depends on what type of form you have. The three examples in the project instructions show you what to do for each case. Notice on Example 3, when the set up is H. L. & N. A. White, White is used for both the mother and the father.
If the register would happen to say H. L. White & N. A. (with no surname following) then N. A. would not have a surname indexed.
To retrieve the project instructions, click on the last icon on the toolbar.
If that is not helpful, please share the batch code so someone can see what you are seeing. The batch code is the series of letters and sometimes numbers following the project title. For instance: US, Virginia—Marriage Records, 1853–1935[M3WV-7R9]
Melissa S Himes Is this the information you want in order to help me further?
US, Virginia-Marriage Records 1853-1935 M3WV-X48
I'll look for your answer! Thank you,