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When indexing a widow's card with minors, please clarify if the widow is indexed as the guardian even if the word guardian is not used. If I don't index it that way, the arbitrator usually changes it; if I do index it that way, the arbitrator usually changes it. The field helps are being rewritten to clarify this situation. The reason we would index the widow as a guardian is that on many cards this will be the only way a child will have a surname attached to them.
How do we index co-guardians for the minors listed on a Minors' Card? The project is now being updated
Press Tab to skip the guardian fields unless: It is the guardian of a MINOR and the person is clearly indicated as the guardian. ONE EXCEPTION: When neither the MINOR nor the SOLDIER has a surname listed, index the WIDOW as the guardian of the MINORS so that a surname is attached to them.
We should not extract information from the NED (No Extractable Data) side of the card and index the information as if it were on the front of the card. Remember: Each image is treated as a unique document and not linked to any other document. Some indexers have been pulling names, death dates, etc., from the NED side of what they assume is the back of the card they are indexing.
When a married woman remarries and her previous married surname and new married surname are clearly indicated, "or" is not used between the two surnames. The names are separated with a space. Example: For the surnames (was) Smith and (now) Jones, you would enter the surname as: Smith Jones.
Where are the instructions when the two documents do not match? Each image is treated as a unique document and not linked to any another document.
Regarding PartA/004694298 the first image for Calder, Philip C, Army Invalid, has a dates of commencement of 1907 and 1912. The second image for Calder, Rachel, Army widow says the name of the soldier was James and the date of commencement 1901. Treat each image as a seperate record.