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COMBINATION IMAGES

How to Index Combination Images Per Family Search Instructions

1. Sometimes, a single obituary will be split between two or more images. In this case: Index the obituary once, using data from all images that show the obituary.

2. Index all the records in the data entry area for the first image of the obituary.

3. View the next image while continuing to index fields for the current image, and index as much information as possible.

4. After the obituary is indexed, mark the other image or images of the same obituary as No Extractable Data Image in the Image Type field. The information will have been indexed with the previous image.

5 If multiple obituaries or death notices were published about the same person and these obituaries appear on different images, then each of these obituaries should be indexed as separate records.

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MAIDEN NAMES

Records are being arbitrated incorrectly regarding maiden names. The maiden name is considered part of the surname and not a middle name. I have reviewed several batches in which the maiden name was removed from the surname field and added to the given name field.

Per Family Search Instructions:

Kay (Tuttle) Chesnut Generally when you see a female name recorded in this way, the name in parenthesis was the maiden name.

Given Name: Kay

Surname: Tuttle Chesnut

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Adding: At the same time, if the name is written as Kay Tuttle Chesnut without parentheses or any other indication elsewhere in the document of what the maiden name was, you should not assume that the middle name is the maiden name. In this case, it should be indexed as:

Given Name: Kay Tuttle

Surname: Chesnut


 

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