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What does dup. mean?  Example: Grainger (see Granger), David [dup. Granger], s. Noah and Rebeca [dup. Rebecah], Nov. 4, 1796. Almost looks like it is denoting an alternative spelling?
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I have an image that states Westport Births at the top and most of the listings are births. Several of the listings actually look like deaths in this format:  
 
I have an image that states Westport Births at the top and most of the listings are births. Several of the listings actually look like deaths in this format:  
 
(this is in a section with Allen as the surname of the first person then all other persons in that section only list given names)
 
(this is in a section with Allen as the surname of the first person then all other persons in that section only list given names)

Revision as of 18:46, 30 January 2017

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  What does dup. mean? Example: Grainger (see Granger), David [dup. Granger], s. Noah and Rebeca [dup. Rebecah], Nov. 4, 1796. Almost looks like it is denoting an alternative spelling?


I have an image that states Westport Births at the top and most of the listings are births. Several of the listings actually look like deaths in this format: (this is in a section with Allen as the surname of the first person then all other persons in that section only list given names) William G., h. Nancy S., ----, 1816, G.R.3. Do I index it as a death, even though it is in a section of births, or do I skip it? Or do I add a separate section since we need to select a form type?

A: No, this is still a birth. It is saying William G Allen, husband of Nancy S was born in 1816. It looks odd because it doesn't have his parents names, just his wife's name. --816spider (talk) 18:10, 30 January 2017 (MST)

Do we still index a record with a name and only a year? Also, if we come across a record we don't index, do we blank that entry or just skip it and continue to the next line?

A: Please still index a record with any part of the date available. Please skip the records that won't be indexed; there is no need to blank that entry for this project. Thanks! Gigivs (talk) 10:47, 30 January 2017 (MST)

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