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Were the other family members listed on the "Accompanied by" line? If so, you do not index them.
 
Were the other family members listed on the "Accompanied by" line? If so, you do not index them.
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== Nationality Fields ==
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Nationality examples and questions:
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Expand abbreviatons of countries or nationalities.  If it could go either way, we enter nationality (as I'm reading this).  Therefore;
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Ger = we type German (rather than Germany)
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Germany = Germany
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Gt Britain = Great Britain (not British)
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Brit = British
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Irish = Irish
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Ire = Ireland  (as it doesn't expand to Irish)
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Fr = French
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American = United States (about only one we can change)
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Can = Canadian or Canada?
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Eng = England or English  (English is sometimes referred to as a nationality by it appears that British is preferred terminology.  English is not in the look-up list.  However, English is also a nationality in some circles.  Need clarification for Eng.

Revision as of 11:34, 2 August 2012

In the first batch I'm working on,found one card with the father's name and nine other family members.  Do I index only the father, or should I create separate records for each family member? 


Were the other family members listed on the "Accompanied by" line? If so, you do not index them.

Nationality Fields[edit source]

Nationality examples and questions:

Expand abbreviatons of countries or nationalities.  If it could go either way, we enter nationality (as I'm reading this).  Therefore;

Ger = we type German (rather than Germany)

Germany = Germany

Gt Britain = Great Britain (not British)

Brit = British

Irish = Irish

Ire = Ireland  (as it doesn't expand to Irish)

Fr = French

American = United States (about only one we can change)

Can = Canadian or Canada?

Eng = England or English  (English is sometimes referred to as a nationality by it appears that British is preferred terminology.  English is not in the look-up list.  However, English is also a nationality in some circles.  Need clarification for Eng.