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1. Some names have a note after them in parentheses, for example, "Luddy, Ellen (Pet) Vs. Patrick"

(Pet) in this case stands for Petitioner. (Resp) stands for Respondent. Pet, Resp, and other notes such as Alias, et ali, and so on should not be indexed. Index only the names:

Surname: Luddy

Given names: Ellen

2. When two individuals are listed in an entry, as in the example above, both names should be indexed as separate records:

Surname: Luddy

Given names: Ellen

Surname: Luddy

Given names: Patrick

3. Sometimes two names are listed for the same individual, for example, "Luddy, Ernest Lawrence from Ernest Elwood Newcomb."

In this case, only one record would be indexed:

Surname: Luddy Or Newcomb

Given names: Ernest Lawrence Or Ernest Elwood

4. Do not index section headers, such as "LUCY; see LUCEY." Just skip to the next record. Do not mark an entry line blank

5. Sometimes two or more case and docket numbers were listed for the same individual. Index only the first volume and docket number that were listed for each image.


 

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