What do I put in as for burial age for an infant with no other specifics?
@Colette Jolayne Jensen
Leave all the fields blank unless something is indicated on the image. I have been doing similar batches with those fields. Once in a while it will indicate 2 weeks old or 4 months old, but otherwise just put blank.
Hopefully that will help.
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Are you indexing a batch or are you trying to put information into Family Tree? I am guessing you are indexing a batch. If so please respond with the batch number and we can look at it with you. Depending on the project instructions and the respective fields normally you would put 0 as the burial age.
We would be glad to look at the batch with you if you provide the batch number. The batch number is in brackets at the end of the batch description.
I am indexing batches. In some instances the burial age is listed as infant. I have been leaving the age boxes blank as I don't have a specific second, minute, hour, week, etc. Should I put 0 in each box? Please advise. The batch I was working on is already submitted
I am moving this discussion to the indexing category of the community.
Where is the answer to the question? I found the same thing. If a burial record only indicates 'infant' in the age, do I leave blank or mark as '0' for the age?
When the word Infant is used, we mark the field blank. Infant can be used to describe any individual who has not reached the age of majority, or in other words, a minor child.
The only time we index the age as 0 is if the child is under 12 months old or a stillborn babe.
When your project has fields for minutes, hours, days, weeks, years etc. you would index whatever is appropriate. If there are asterisks beside the field titles, then you must render the field blank. But, if there is not an asterisk, it is not a required field and you can skip over the field.
The field helps will provide you additional instructions on how to index the various fields. Field Helps are accessed by clicking on the purple question mark that appears when you click on an entry field.
As @Melissa S Himes said above, that is why you do not put an infant as 0 years old. This was something i had just recently learned here in a similar thread. Very good to know. Thanks so much🙂
Hello everyone I would just like to add a Knowledge Article from FamilySearch re; Indexing and Infant's age.
How should I index separate age fields?
Article Id: 1706
April 20, 2020
For indexing age, most newer projects have separate fields for days, months, and years. For some records, you may even see weeks. Here are a few suggestions to help you enter the correct information:
Hope this helps, Regards Peter A Basford.
The term infant doesn't mean the same thing to us, now, as it did on historical records. I indexed a marriage record yesterday in which a father gave permission for his infant 17 year old daughter to get married. In that use, it meant a person who has not attained legal majority.