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Additional names in microscopic writing!

I can't find any directions in the project instructions about what we are to do when additional information has been added to a register page in REALLY tiny writing. Usually, it's telling what the man's alias was when he enlisted in a different year than the current page. At first, when I ran across these, I entered them as aliases (Frank Or Frederick) <~~example. And those were arbitrated as correct for quite a while, but suddenly they began to be arb'd as incorrect ... and the arbitrator added a separate line for the additional information, including the different year, even though all that information clearly referring to only one person. 


Has anyone else run into this? There's nothing about it in the project instructions or updates. I can index these either way. I would just like to know what is considered correct.

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I've run into this too, where additional or alternative names are listed on the line directly below, with a different year at the end of the record, and sometimes different states of enlistment. I'm unsure how to correctly index the information as well.

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Multiple dates of enlistment

How should multiple dates of enlistment be indexed? For example, "June 8 or 11 1813". 

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