FamilySearch Indexing: US, Maine—Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Card Index, 1861–1865, FAQ

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Q: If Enlisted is crossed off and Mustered is written, do we use the Mustered date?


Q: If alternate names are at the bottom of the card ex: Probably (a name), do we index these with OR?

A: The field help for Surname gives some insight:

Near the bottom of the image, often in the area labeled 'Remarks,' there may be a variance of the name. Index both surnames separated by the word 'OR.' For example, if the name “David Hansen” is found in the Name field and “See David Hanson” in the Remarks field, the surname would be indexed as, Hansen OR Hanson.


Q: If two enlistment dates are recorded, which one do we use?


Q: If place of residence says Dallas Pl, do we expand it to Dallas Plantation?


Q: If place of residence says Quota of (name of town), do we index Quota?