FamilySearch Indexing: US, Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976, FAQ

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I'm doing Batch #1. Have an image with Report of Death stamped 23527. Next image is the Death Certificate of the same person, stamped 23523, but that is crossed out and #23527 (same as RofD) is strongly handwritten. Do I use the stamped or handwritten number in this case?  Thanks.
RE certificate numbers: I have a batch where 5 digit stamped certificate numbers are crossed out with a line thru them. Beneath that is a 4 digit stamped certificate number. Which one should I use? Click Wiki Presentation to learn about making submissions. Use this page to ask all questions about this project. Please include a share batch number, if possible, for clarification.  Hold the batch as long as possible before submitting it. Comments will be removed after review.


  Alot of discussion about this recently and we need a ruling... Death Town / City Field Original Town / city name is crossed out.  Precinct is written in.  We know not to index the precinct.  Do we index the original town / city name since we dont index the precinct or just mark it blank?  We don't have a SB # because this is coming up quite often.  We need a ruling on this on the updates or the additional helps pages as an answer please and thanks!  --ARobertson 20:29, 27 February 2012 (UTC)  We will ask. <fck:hr> On the Project Updates tab it says: "Two Stamped Certificate Numbers (Feb 15) - A certificate has two stamped numbers on the upper right hand corner. Use the higher number."  Can you clarify what you mean by higher number?  Is it the one located furthestmost to the top of the image? Or is it the larger (numerically) of the two numbers?  The larger numerically.
I realize if 'Infant' is written/typed in the marital status we are suppose to tab to the next field, however, if I accidentally type anything in this field it automatically indexes one of the four marital status and it won't let me delete it.  Is there a way to leave this blank without typing in Ctrl+B? Select EDIT (located between FILE and VIEW) and then select CLEAR FIELD.
If a male has his father's last name as his middle name but a different last name, do we still submit both names in the surname field? For this and the following two questions may we have a share please?
I realize if "stillborn" is written in the age field on a document we index the age as Ctrl+B, but if the stillborn isn't written at all on the document, do we still use Ctrl+B? 
If an infant has lived for even a little while and is marked on the record (ie, 30 minutes), do we index this field as 0?
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