FamilySearch Indexing: US, Michigan, Van Buren County—Obituaries, 1880–2005, Project UpdatesEdit This Page
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Recent changes to the "How To" library include a new presentation on how to index overlays. View There is a link to the "How To" library on each project update page.
Click here for examples of how to index this project.
Grandchildren: All of the following should be indexed as Grandchild in the Relative's Relationship to Deceased field: spouses of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their spouses, and step-grandchildren and their spouses. Click here for an example.
If the gender of parents was not otherwise indicated in the obituary, DO NOT assume the gender by the individuals' names or by the order in which they were listed; index the records instead with Parent in the Relative's Relationship to Deceased field.
When two newspapers were recorded on the same document, you should index the name of both newspapers in the order they appear. Click here for an example.