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Link to additional help for US Hawaii Obituaries 1980-2013
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http://indexingforfamilysearch.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/us-hawaii-obituaries-1980-2013/

Link to additional help for US Idaho Obituaries 1880-2013
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http://indexingforfamilysearch.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/us-idaho-obituaries-1880-2013/

Link to additional help for US Idaho Pocatello Obituaries 1963-2013
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http://indexingforfamilysearch.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/us-idaho-pocatello-obituaries-1963-2013/

Link to additional help for for US Obituary "Current Obituaries_com" 2001-2014
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http://indexingforfamilysearch.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/87/

Link to additional help for for US Obituaries of German Immigrants 1871-2013
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http://indexingforfamilysearch.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/us-obituaries-of-german-immigrants-1871-2013/

Help with Hawaii Obituaries please. How should we index "Hanai" family members?

Answer: I have been treating hanai family members the same as 'step' 'half-' or 'great-grand' relatives...for example, I'm listing a "hanai daughter" as "daughter". See project instructions.

Please note that when listing the parents of the deceased, if a maiden name was given in parentheses, we can assume the gender of the parents and list them as "father" and "mother" instead of "parent" See page 34 of [1]

Some of the obituaries are in German? What should we do with these?

Answer: Note this statement from the project instructions: "Some obituaries in this project are in German or Russian. Do not index these obituaries. If an image has only images in German or Russian, it should be marked as a No Extractable Data Image in the Image Type field. These obituaries will be indexed later in a different indexing project."

Question: The above Answer to NED states "if an image has ONLY images in German or Russian." What do we do if an image has BOTH a German or Russian obit AND an English obit?

Answer: Index the English obituary, and skip the German and Russian ones. Also from the project instructions: "Some obituaries in this project are in German or Russian. Do not index these obituaries."

Answer: Support has said that when there's an English AND a German or Russian obit on the SAME image, index the English one (and all English obits in the batch) and return the batch for Image Review. The German and Russian obits will be put into a different project.


 

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