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Many commonly asked questions, such as indexing crossed out information, have already been answered in the [https://help.familysearch.org/publishing/347/102817_f.SAL_Public.html Basic indexing instructions].
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== Maiden Names ==
  
 
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You should better emphasize the following basic indexing guideline:
  
Consent for Minor to Marry
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'''Do not assume maiden name is same as father's surname. If maiden name is not recorded on the image, do not index.'''
  
I do not find this question addressed in project instructions or basic guidelines.  Generally, when a marriage record contains a "consent for minor to marry" and the consent is signed by a step-parent, how do we treat the step-parent for indexing purposes?  Would a step-parent fall into the same category as a guardian and not be indexed? Or be considered a "parent" and indexed in the appropriate field(s)?
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The example given under ''Maiden Names'' in the additional helps tab should include an example where the father's surname is ''not ''
  
<br>'''Pennsylvania Marriage Records....'''
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== North Corolina Marriages ==
  
Again the question comes regarding Marriage Dockets..&nbsp;&nbsp; A number of marriages on each page with a page number at the top of the page and with a number next to each couple.&nbsp; Updates says to use Page number and not to use number next to the names...&nbsp; does that apply to Marriage Dockets??&nbsp; Which number do we use&nbsp; page number or the certificate number next to each couple?&nbsp;&nbsp; See shared batch 154521668
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TRhe latest newsletter said that this was a new project.&nbsp; Why Can't I find any batches to index&gt;
 
 
Thankyou.
 
 
 
<br>As you know, the field helps say to index the page number if there is a choice between a document page number and a document certificate number. This is also true on documents with mulitiple certificate numbers and a page number - enter the page number.
 
 
 
Florida Marriage Records<br>
 
 
 
I'm having trouble sorting out the correct page or certificate number to use on these records.&nbsp; The images I've looked at have consecutive, unique numbers stamped in the upper right hand corner.&nbsp; Exactly like your example.&nbsp; These are apparently the numbers used for the initial marriage license
 
 
 
These records (they're combination type records), also have different, non-unique numbers on the bottom of the record.&nbsp; These are hand entered, and are the marriage return information.&nbsp; And these look exactly like the example you provide in the Florida_Marriage_Page_ Number example.
 
 
 
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I've read your instructions, but I'm not clear as to which number should take priority.&nbsp; My assumption/suggestion would be the stamped number at the top of the image - since it is unique to each record.&nbsp; But I'm not sure that's what you want. The specific records I'm working on come from Film #00470716, Batch #31
 
 
 
Thank you&nbsp; -&nbsp; I am afraid that without the share batch number, we cannot clearly address your question.
 

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Maiden Names

You should better emphasize the following basic indexing guideline:

Do not assume maiden name is same as father's surname. If maiden name is not recorded on the image, do not index.

The example given under Maiden Names in the additional helps tab should include an example where the father's surname is not

North Corolina Marriages

TRhe latest newsletter said that this was a new project.  Why Can't I find any batches to index>