Should I always type what I see in indexing?

Most of the time, you should type what you see on the document you are indexing. Any exceptions are noted in the field helps and project instructions.
 Keep in mind that you are making an index in order to help lead individuals to their ancestors. The individual can review the information on the record image to make a final decision. Consider the tips and resources below as you index:

  • Refer to the field help and project instructions.
  • Refer to the basic indexing guidelines.
  • Use your best judgment.
  • Do not assume information that is not specifically given.
  • If you need more help, contact your local administrator or FamilySearch Support.

Where do I find the indexing project instructions?
Where do I find the indexing field helps?
What types of online help are available while I index?

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