FamilySearch Indexing: US, Illinois, Chicago—Catholic Church Records, 1833–1910, 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.

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Please note that there have been some major revisions in the Project Instructions and Field Helps.

Gender In some languages, the ending of the name also indicates, without question, the gender of the individual, and you can use this information to index the gender field. If you are not familiar with the language or the culture that the individual’s name comes from (such as Polish or Hungarian), you can skip the Gender field or return the batch for someone else to do.

Polish  Polish months, genealogy terms, diacritical marks etc. 

Polish   Alphabet (Copy and paste diacritical marks)

Latin Abbreviations - Latin abbreviations for event types or the ecclesiastical status of an individual, such as those shown on this Example, are not indexed as part of the date or name.

Lookup Lists - Latin for father unknown is in the look up list for the given and surname fields.The term should not be used to index the name. Follow the instructions to leave the field blank if the name is unknown.

Names - Type names as they are written. Do not expand or change the spelling.

Additional Event - When an additional event is added to a record, such as a marriage on a birth record, it is not necessary to index the additional event. Do not add an extra record for this information. Example

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