FamilySearch Indexing: US, Illinois–Soldiers Burial Places, 1774-1974, FAQ

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Should I put the Soldier's Rank in the Title Or Terms field?: NO
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Should I fill in the Burial State with Illinois? NO Even if it is listed on the card, do not fill in the Burial State field with Illinois. These are Illinois Burial Records so the state is assumed. Use this field to record a state other than Illinois.
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Should I expand abbreviations used in the cemetery name?: YES It is common to see St in the cemetery name. Expand that to Saint.
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Should I expand Twp in the Burial City?: YES If it isn't crossed out, include Township in the City Name if it is listed on the card.
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Should I use the name listed in the Remarks area of the card as the Next of Kin?: NOT NECESSARILY Use it if there is some indication that there is a relationship such as son, daughter, brother, etc. or if the last names are the same.&nbsp;
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Should I put the Soldier's Rank in the Title Or Terms field?: NO


Should I fill in the Burial State with Illinois? NO Even if it is listed on the card, do not fill in the Burial State field with Illinois. These are Illinois Burial Records so the state is assumed. Use this field to record a state other than Illinois.


Should I expand abbreviations used in the cemetery name?: YES It is common to see St in the cemetery name. Expand that to Saint.


Should I expand Twp in the Burial City?: YES If it isn't crossed out, include Township in the City Name if it is listed on the card.


Should I use the name listed in the Remarks area of the card as the Next of Kin?: NOT NECESSARILY Use it if there is some indication that there is a relationship such as son, daughter, brother, etc. or if the last names are the same.