FamilySearch Indexing: US—1940 Federal Census, Project Links

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For the Delaware 1940 Census - a blank line in the middle - some projects want all blank lines added at the end.  For this project, do we include a blank line where presently located or at the end?

The given name is a male name; relationship is daughter; gender is M.  Are we supposed to index it as written?

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Often when there is a "R" in the City field there are also entries in the County and State fields.  The instructions sayon slide 25, "If “Same House,” “Same Place,” or “Rural” was recorded in any of the residence fields, type just what you see in the City or Town of Residence on April 1, 1935
field, and mark the county and state of residence fields blank."  I just want to make sure that I am supposed to mark the County and State fields as blank if there is an R in the city.

Have had comments from indexers that they don't notice the Presentation link because it blends in with the page.  They have suggested making it red instead of blue if you want indexers to see it.  Plus some indexers have also commented that they don't notice it because it doesn't look like a URL so they just think it's text that can't be clicked on.

If place of birth is listed as Canada-English or Canada-French how should it be indexed - as written or just Canada?

How should C be indexed in the Race field?  April Robertson - Admin/Owner of Facebook Unofficial Share Batch Group 15:41, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

I have had a couple of batches where the person was from Mexico, and the race recorded as "In" but that was crossed our and a 3 was writtnen in.  How should that be indexed?  Share Batch 189291006 .Purplecata2 12:36, 3 April 2012 (UTC) - Please see Updates

Batch has a bunch of lines with information crossed out for children under 5 years old in columns 17, 18 and 19.  Normally if there was no information and a line in the field it would be marked blank, but these have information in them.  Index the crossed out info or mark blank? SB # 189241218   April Robertson - Admin/Owner of Facebook Unofficial Share Batch Group 05:08, 3 April 2012 (UTC) - Please Mark the fields blank

There is a "R" in City field but a rubber stamp has been applied saying "Same house". Go with the Same House? Or keep the R? SB 189253792  April Robertson - Admin/Owner of Facebook Unofficial Share Batch Group 04:27, 3 April 2012 (UTC) - See Updates

The entry on the Updates page states:

"R and same house written in the residence City field- If there are places in the county and state fields- please index the R- not same house."

What should people index in the City field if there are no places in the county and state fields? The response leaves that unclear. -- Dms246 22:46, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

In the "City, town, or village" column I have found many "R"s written. Should this be indexed as: "R" or "Rural"? I have had it arbitrated both ways and want to know what is correct. Project instructions seem to read, "Rural". - Please see Field Helps

Additional Helps page has the presentation on how to index the project and it states that Same House, Same Place and Rural if they're abbreviated such as R for Rural to type what you see.  April Robertson - Admin/Owner of Facebook Unofficial Share Batch Group 13:34, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

In the Marital Status column we've seen M crossed out and a 7 written in a few times now in share batches in the Facebook Group as well as in the Skype Group.  How should this be indexed?  Don't have a Share Batch #.  Most times it's been individuals who are of a marriagable age but a few times it's been seen with 2 and 4 year olds.  April Robertson - Admin/Owner of Facebook Unofficial Share Batch Group 01:01, 3 April 2012 (UTC) - See Updates