US, Montana, Sweet Grass—County Death Certificates, 1904–2011


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

What Is Unique About This Project

  • This project contains few forms with multiple records.
  • If a form has more than one record, you will need to add enough entry lines in the data entry area 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 total number of records on the page.
    4. Click OK.

Highlighting and Using the Ruler

  • Because of the many different forms found in this project, highlights are not available. You may use the ruler instead to follow a record across an image.
  • If you choose to use the ruler, please be aware that it is not anchored to the indexing screen and does not automatically move as you move to a new entry. To use the ruler:
    1. In the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Show Ruler.
  • You can move the ruler and adjust its width. To do this:
    1. Position the mouse pointer over the ruler bar. When the pointer turns into a four-pointed arrow, click and hold the left mouse button while you move your mouse to drag the ruler to a new location on the screen.
    2. To adjust the width of the ruler, position the mouse pointer at the top or bottom edge of the ruler bar. When the pointer turns into a two-pointed arrow, click and hold the left mouse button, and then move your mouse up or down to change the width of the ruler.

Organize Fields

  • The indexing fields are usually set up in order so you can smoothly move through the document being indexed. However, if needed, you can rearrange the order of the fields or hide fields that are not needed
    1. In the menu bar, click View.
    2. Click Organize Fields.
    3. Select the field you want to move or hide.
    4. If you want to hide a field, click the right arrow to move the selected field into the Hidden Fields box.
    5. If you want to move a field, chick the up or down arrows to move the field accordingly.
    6. Press OK when you are finished.
  • Or
    1. Right click the field header.
    2. Click Organize Fields....
    3. Follow the above instructions.

Additional Information