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Why are the arbitrators not following the presentation slide re: maiden and surnames?????&nbsp;&nbsp; "A woman's middle name may be her maiden name. Determine this by comparing it with her father's surname. Index both the maiden name and the surname in the SURNAME FIELD."&nbsp; EVERY time I&nbsp;do this it is marked wrong.&nbsp; Can't something be done about this??? I just had an arbitrator knock off 20 points (OUCH) because of this.&nbsp; I have a 98% arbritration results and that 20 points is really going to mess that up and I'm only following your directions. I'm just frustrated.&nbsp; HELP!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thanks - '''Thank you for your desire to correctly index the records by following the instructions.'''
 
 
:&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>______________________________________________________<br><br>On the subject of Maiden names,&nbsp; Called support on the subject because arbitrators are not following project instructions. This is the response,&nbsp; "It is the custom in some families to&nbsp; not give female children middle names in the hope that they will use their maiden name after they marry.&nbsp; It should be indexed with her given name not in the surname field??????&nbsp; Totally conficts with Project Instructions.&nbsp; My question, which is correct and if the instructions have changed. can you do an update?&nbsp; '''Please use slide number 7 as your guideline for maiden names.&nbsp; '''If there are updates they will be on the updates page. Project specific guidelines are often contained within the presentations provided.
 
 
 
<br>As an arbitrator, I am seeing the birth "Year" entered on Texas Death records when it is blank on the form.&nbsp; I was always told to not assume or enter information into a place name when the place was not on the form.&nbsp; I was taught not to "calculate" an age or year and enter it from other information.&nbsp; Yet the field helps (In the Birth Place Year) say that if you can determine the year by looking around the form, to do so.&nbsp; Does this mean that we can now "calculate" the birth year from the Age and Death year (if given) on the form?&nbsp; I&nbsp;thought this instruction applied to other types of records and not specifically for a birth year.&nbsp; I can find nothing in the basic indexing guidelines for Dates that tell us not to "assume".&nbsp; I will keep entering "blank" unless told otherwise.&nbsp; But indexers are calculating based on the field helps for that field.&nbsp; '''We do not calculate dates.'''
 
 
 
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On the birth place, the field helps state ''"If the city or county was misspelled, spell it correctly."'' When I correct the spelling, the arbs come back and change it. It seems to be more of "type what you see".<br>The card will say "Woodsworth, LA" and when I look it up it says "Woodworth, LA". So I change mine and delete the "s". The arb comes back and puts the "s" in.<br>What is the correct way of handling this?&nbsp;'''If the arbitrator looks up the place name it is likely they will agree, if they do not then it is unlikely.'''  
 
 
 
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QUES: The certifcate info shows City, County and State. Do we index the city and county, or just city? If we index both, do we separate with punctuation?
 

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Why are the arbitrators not following the presentation slide re: maiden and surnames?????   "A woman's middle name may be her maiden name. Determine this by comparing it with her father's surname. Index both the maiden name and the surname in the SURNAME FIELD."  EVERY time I do this it is marked wrong.  Can't something be done about this??? I just had an arbitrator knock off 20 points (OUCH) because of this.  I have a 98% arbritration results and that 20 points is really going to mess that up and I'm only following your directions. I'm just frustrated.  HELP!    Thanks - Thank you for your desire to correctly index the records by following the instructions.