FamilySearch Indexing: US—Registers of U.S. Army, 1798-1913, Project Updates
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Recent changes to the "How To" library include a new presentation on how to index overlays. View There is a link to the "How To" library on each project update page.
If two enlistment dates are listed, index the earliest date.
Many line numbers have a fraction (1/2) after them. They should be dropped when indexing.
Ages: When more than one age is listed for a person, index the oldest age.
The names of forts go in the Enlistment Town or City field
The names of territories go in the Enlistment State field.
Military Unit - Hidden Field: We no longer index the military unit. If you have a batch that was indexed before the change, the field will be hidden and you will need to unhide the field and carefully arbitrate it. It can be unhidden in two ways:
1-Click View/Organinze Fields and unhide the field or
2-Try to submit the batch. This will unhide the field.