What is the most common way to index, or build a tree with Hispanic surnames?
The best way to index Spanish names if by following the Project Instructions and Field help on names and surnames.
To build a tree with spanish names: Interesting, because the creator of the tree hopefully is Spanish and knows how his or her names are placed, on the other hand as per adding ancestors hopefully the sources and their link to their index card will indicate the order of the names pending the indexing and review were done well.
In some spanish countries, the women do not carry the husband surnames just their parents' surnames.
Here is a General Indexing guidelines on How to Index Names
- Type given names and surnames as they were written. Do not correct misspellings or expand abbreviations.
- In web indexing, you can include punctuation when typing names and place-names; however, including punctuation is not required.
- Names may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name in the name fields.
- If an alias, nickname, or variant name or surname was given for a person, index all name variations, separating the name variants with the word O (the word "or" in Spanish).
- Do not include titles or terms, such as "Sr," "Sra," "Dña," "Dn," or "Vda," in name fields. The abbreviation "Vda" means "widow" and does not belong in a name field.
- If a diacritic or accent mark was used in writing a name on a document (such as in the characters "é," "ó," or "ñ"), be sure to include the mark when you type the name.
- Items that precede names are handled according to these rules:
- In Spanish, when a person's name follows a verb, it is preceded by the word "a." For example, in the phrase "bauticé a Juan," the word "a" does not translate into English, and it is not part of the name.
- The Spanish words "de," "del," "de la," "de las," and "de los" are part of many Spanish given names and surnames and should be included with the names when they are indexed. The word or words should be kept with the part of the name that follows them. For example, "del Carmen" could possibly occur as a surname or as part of a given name, but the "del" and the "Carmen" should be kept together in either case.
- If you are not sure whether a name is a given name or a surname, type it in the Given Names field. Below is a short list of names, with the surnames in bold:
- Mario Saenz
- Rafael Heliodoro Valle
- José Gonzalez Campo
- Fernando Ortiz y Fernandez
- José María del Carmen Herrera
- Leticia María Guerrero
- Francisco Fernandez del Castillo
- Oscar Miró Quesada y de la Guerra
- Carlos Pardo-Manuel de Villena y Jiménez
- A person's surname frequently includes surnames from both the father and the mother. You can sometimes distinguish between a person's given names and surnames by looking at the surnames of the parents. However, do not assume the person's surnames from the surnames of the parents or others mentioned in the document; index surnames only if they were written with the person's given names.
- Name: Jeffry Stiven Castillo Lovo
- Father's Name: Julio Cesar Castillo
- Mother's Name: Mayela del Rosario Lovo Flores de Castillo
Hope I did not overwelm you but it is how it should be indexed. Cheers.0
Indexing and "building a family tree" - are usually considered two different activities.
Please clarify more about why you used the term "indexing" as it relates to "building a family tree"
I assume you might mean a "listing of names" included in your family tree.
Note that the word "Indexing" in Familysearch usually has a different connotation
The FamilyTree is a collaborative single database - that we all work on to create a single "family tree database"
some of you may have hispanic names - others from other countries - - but we all work in a single database.
how have you progressed in building your family tree so far?
OR are you using a locally installed database program like Roots Magic etc.
OR simply trying to keep track of paper records for all of your ancestors?0