Canada, Nova Scotia—Deaths, 1890–1955 [Part A]


Project Instructions



Read the Instructions

  • Please read these project instructions carefully before indexing any batches.
  • Review this page and the field helps frequently for updates to the instructions.
  • Click here for a summary of project updates.

Sample Images to Index

Sample Images NOT to Index

Number of Records per Image

  • If you have images with more than one record, such as registers, you will need to add entry lines to match the number of records on the image. To add entry lines:
    1. In the menu bar, click Tools.
    2. Click Records per Image.
    3. Click in the Number of Records box, and type the number of records on the image.
    4. Click OK.
  • If you press Tab or Enter after you complete the last record on an image, a message will appear asking if you want to add one or more records to the image.
  • If you have already indexed all the records on the image:
    1. Ensure that 0 (zero) is in the Number of records box.
    2. Click OK.

How to Index Ages

  • Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year. If less than one year was recorded, index the age as 0 (zero).

Damaged Pages

  • Some records may be damaged and unreadable. When an entry line or part of an entry line is unreadable, mark the field as unreadable and continue to index the remainder of the record.
  • To mark a field as unreadable, press Ctrl+U, or do the following:
    1. In the menu bar, click Edit.
    2. Click Mark Field or Record.
    3. Click Mark Field Unreadable.
  • To mark an entire entry line (a record) as unreadable, press Ctrl+Shift+U, or do the following:
    1. In the menu bar, click Edit.
    2. Click Mark Field or Record.
    3. Click Mark Record Unreadable.

Corrected or Crossed-Out Information

  • When information was crossed out and then replaced, type the new data in the appropriate fields.
  • When information was crossed out, was not replaced, and can be read, type the crossed-out information.
  • When information was not crossed out but was replaced or added to, type the most complete version of the record.
  • When information was crossed out, was not replaced, and cannot be read, mark the field as unreadable by pressing Ctrl+U.
  • When no entry on a record can be read, mark the entire record as unreadable by pressing Ctrl+Shift+U.

Handwriting Help

  • Many of these records were handwritten and are very difficult to read. The best help for deceiphering difficult handwriting is the document itself. Before indexing, study the entire document to determine the unique writing style of the recorder. Compare questionable letters with other names on the document.
  • The handwriting resource on the data entry screen may help you decipher handwriting.
  • To access this resource, click on the Handwriting Help icon (an inkwell with an orange feather quill).

Additional Information