FamilySearch Indexing: US, California—Great (Voting) Registers, 1866–1910, Project Updates
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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.
Atlas Pages are not indexed (Feb 1) - Example
Registration Dates are no longer indexed - (1/14)
Searching for Address - (1/3) Using more than one column to find the address -Example
Other Document Types - Do not index other court documents such as wills, etc.
Records with Name and Age - Index documents with name and age - Example
Addresses - Enter 1626 - K St as 1626 K St
Blank Lines - The batches are preset with 50 records. Index all entries and then mark the remaining records (if any) <Blank>
Locality Clarification - Example
Unique Residence Columns - What to do with multiple columns under the Residence Heading - Example
Part Pages - Do not index part pages where the intent was to photograph only one page - Example
Ward in Column Heading - Do not index the word "Ward" in this type of column - Example
Nativity Field - Native and Naturalized are not indexed in the Nativity Field - Example
Poll Lists - How to index the Residence field and the Date fields for a Poll List - Example
Residence Field Exception - Use of the Post Office address in a unique document format - San Diego Example
Documents that appear to be indexes - Index the names on these documents and any other relevant information available on the document.
Header Date - Some documents require the use of the header date - Example
Apostrophes - Index posessive apostrophes such as Moore's Ranch or Veterans' Home.
Residence - Two new examples of what columns to enter in the Residence field - Examples
Missing Names - What to do when the name is missing from the record - Example
Ditto - Using blanks for dittos - Example
Date of Entry - Use the date of Entry for the Registration date on this form - Example
Cancellations, Additions and Transfers - Index Cancellations, Additions and Transfers - Example
Fractional Addresses - Enter addresses with fractions as shown in slide 7 of the presentation in the Additional Helps tab. For this project, enter fractional addresses.
Page Number - The page number may be found at the top or bottom of the page. - Example (Many pages do not have page numbers but it may possible to determine the number using a previous or next image.)
Blank Records - The batches are preset with 50 records. If you have fewer than 50 entries, mark the remaining records <Blank>