FamilySearch Indexing: Jamaica—Civil Marriages and Deaths, 1871–1995, FAQ

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Q: How do you index names that include the word "otherwise"?

A: The two names should be indexed as surnames separated by the word Or. (For example, "Thomas Smith otherwise Brown" would be indexed as Thomas in the Given Names field, and Smith Or Brown in the Surname field.)

Q. Can the parents’ surname be assumed from the child’s surname on a death certificate?

A. No. The field helps for indexing the father’s and mother’s surnames state: "If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word 'unknown,' press Tab to skip this field."

Q. How can I tell the difference between the record and page numbers?

A. Look at these examples of a page number and a record number. The numbers may be stamped or handwritten. Refer to the field help for where to find the number.