Talk:FamilySearch Indexing:US, Illinois—Northern District Naturalization Index Cards, 1840–1950, Project Updates

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Bad Links

The links clicking here go nowhere. Parrisl 08:07, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


Questions, Comments, and Open Discussion

== US, Illinois-No District Naturalization Index Cards, dates ==

The Updates Document for the project (US, Illinois Naturalization Index Cards) helped me understand that I can use the most recent date for the Naturalization Date when that date is not clear.  I have a plain card (not a form) with a date in the lower corner that reads:  MJR: 8/28/44   (It is the only date that might be the naturalization date, but I have no idea what MJR stands for in this case).

Two countries listed for the birth country?

What should I do when the place of birth is listed as Canada Gr. Br.; Poland Russia; or Sweden Norway?

Answer: In the field help for the birth country it says to index all of the countries separating each country with the word "or". For example: "Canada or Great Britain"; "Poland or Russia"; "Sweden or Norway".

"Cancelled" stamp across Naturalization card

I have an image to index but it has "Cancelled" stamped/typed on a diagonal across the naturalization card.  On the back of the card under "Certificate canceled (date and court)" it gives the cancellation date which is listed about 5 years after the naturalization date.

How do I index this? The information can still be indexed (is all legible) but should I do so or should I mark the image as "No Extractable Data" or something else?

I would index the visible information. The naturalization may have been cancelled, but the information still provides genealogical value to researchers. --GaleK 16:41, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

In the Field "Where Born (or age) Field" it lists the "Age"  (33 yrs old)

Do I calculate the age (from the naturalization date) or just leave it blank? The naturalization date is Feb 14, 1940, so this person was 33 years old in 1940.  I could calculate his birth year using this information, but I chose to leave this field blank. 

Expatriation

What are the instructions for Expatriation?  Repatriation is covered and the rules don't seem to apply to expatriation.

How do I index the back of the card?

The back (on the same image) gives name and comments like "rejected"

When Exact Born Year Is Not Given

How should the birth year be indexed when the card image contains Abt 1832 in the When Born field?

help updates

Thanks for the screenshots of project examples. I check for updates regularly.

I'm not sure when you added the link "click for examples on ndexing Illinois Naturalization Cards", but it was easy to overlook, especially when things tend to get added at the end. I recommend putting it in larger more noticeable font! maybe with some ***. It addresses many of the most common errors (other than some of the birth country indexing)

Do I use the person's address

If there is no town listed in the naturalization city, do I use the person's home address as the naturalization city?

For Sample Card One format, you only use city/state information from the court location box, not the address box.  If you are indexing cards with Sample card two or three formats, you use the person's home address. You can see these samples under 'project instructions' and see more examples by clicking on the 'link for examples' on the project updates wiki page.