Talk:FamilySearch Indexing: New Zealand–Passenger Lists, 1871-1915, FAQ

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Marital Status
With regard to marital status, surely it is correct to record a marital status of Single when the person's is recorded as Miss xyz? I have recently had a few of my records adjudicated and had the S removed - It seems like valid information is being lost in this process if the rule is to not record a Miss as a single woman, if this is the rule. I can find no guidance in the indexing instructions.

Dictionary definition:


1) Used as a courtesy title before the surmame or full name of a girl or single woman.

2) A young unmarried woman

Please review and make clear on your indexing instructions how you would like these cases treated.