Owner's Given Names
Type the given names of the owner. If the document in the image includes the names of original grantees as well as owners, be sure to index the names of the owners, not the original grantees.
Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as Sr, Jr, Mr, Mrs, or Widow. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.
If a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.
Some names may have ditto marks or other signs of repetition following them. You only need to index each complete name one time. Then skip over the ditto marks to the next name. Do not index a line with ditto marks on it.
If the given name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word unknown, do not mark the Given Names field as blank, unless a surname was also recorded. Simply continue to the next recorded name and enter it in the data-entry area. If the word unknown is the only entry in the Owners column for the entire image, mark the image as No Extractable Data Image.
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