The given names were usually written after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.
Occasionally, an "F" was printed behind a name, separated from the name by several spaces. Do not index this "F" as part of the name.
If a name was crossed out and corrected or replaced, index the corrected name. If a name was crossed out, but no corrected name was added, and the name is still legible, index the crossed-out name.
Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr or Jr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.
If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.
Click here to see an example: James William