US, Utah—Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847–1868 [Part 2] (Pilot)


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain a biography, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: No Extractable Data Image

Record Type

Record Type

This project includes three record types: Principal, Relative of Principal, and Nonrelative.

To select the record type:

  1. Click in the Record Type field to see the down arrow.
  2. Click the down arrow at the right side of the field to display the options.
  3. Click the correct record type.
Principal's Surname

Principal's Surname

The name of the principal person was printed in capital letters, with the surname first. 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.

Do not include titles, terms, or ranks, such as Sr or Jr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Romrell

Principal's Given Names

Principal's Given Names

The name of the principal person was printed in capital letters, with the surname first. 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 this field.

Do not include titles, terms, or ranks, such as Sr 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 type 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: Samuel Jones

Principal's Titles or Terms

Principal's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Sr or Jr, that were recorded with the name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If titles or terms were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an exampleJr

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month: JanFeb, Mar, etc.

Do not confuse the arrival date or death date written or stamped on the biography with the birth date, and do not confuse the dates that pertain to other individuals with the principal’s birth date.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Oct

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day on which the birth took place.

Do not confuse the arrival date or death date written or stamped on the biography with the birth date, and do not confuse the dates that pertain to other individuals with the principal’s birth date.

If the birth day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 8

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the birth year of the principal.

Do not confuse the arrival date or death date written or stamped on the biography with the birth date, and do not confuse the dates that pertain to other individuals with the principal’s birth date.

If the birth year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1866

Birth Town or City

Birth City or Town

Type the name of the birth city or town.

Do not index words of approximation, such as the words “near,” “about,” or “around.” For example, if a biography states that the principal died or was born "near Fort Wayne, Indiana," index Fort Wayne as the town or city and Indiana as the state; do not index the word “near” in any fields.

Do not confuse places of residence with the place of birth.

If the birth city or town was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the birth city or town was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Ogden

Birth County

Birth County

Type the name of the birth county if one was listed in the biography.

Do not confuse places of residence with the place of birth.

If the birth county was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the birth county was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Birth State or Country

Birth State or Country

Type the name of the birth state or country.

If both the birth state and the birth country were given, index the birth state in this field.

Do not confuse places of residence with the place of birth.

If the birth state or country was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the birth state or country was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: New York

Arrival Year

Arrival Year

Type the year that the principal arrived to Utah in this field. DO NOT confuse the arrival date with the birth date or other dates.

If an event year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown,"  press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1850

Death Month

Death Month

Type the first three letters of the month: JanFeb, Mar, etc.

Do not confuse the dates that pertain to other individuals with the principal’s death date. 

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleMay

Death Day

Death Day

Type the one or two-digit number for the day.

Do not confuse the dates that pertain to other individuals with the principal’s death date. 

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 23

Death Year

Death Year

Type a four-digit number for the death year of the principal.

Do not confuse the dates that pertain to other individuals with the principal’s death date. 

If an event year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1979

Death Town or City

Death Town or City

Type the name of the death town or city.

If a biography states that the principal died or was born near Fort Wayne, Indiana, index Fort Wayne as the town or city and Indiana as the state; do not index the word “near” in any fields.

Do not confuse places of residence with the place of death.

If the death town or city was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the death town or city was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Death County

Death County

Type the name of the death county if one was listed in the biography.

Do not confuse places of residence with the place of death.

If the death county was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If the death county was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Death State

Death State

Type the death state if one was recorded in the biography.

Do not confuse p;aces of residence with the place of death.

If the death state was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the place-name.

If a death state was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Relative's Relationship to Principal

Relative's Relationship to Principal

Index the relationship of the relative to the principal, using the most appropriate term from the dropdown list. (Click the down arrow on the right side of the field to see the dropdown list.)

Do not assume the gender of a relative based on given names; if gender is not clearly indicated in the biography, either directly or with pronouns or titles or terms, use the corresponding generic term in indexing the relationship. For example, if no gender was indicated in the biography, you would index Child instead of Son or Daughter, or Parent instead of Mother or Father, or Sibling instead of Brother or Sister. 

If the relationship was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Wife

Given Names

Given Names

The given names may be written either before or 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 this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr 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 type 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 exampleJane

Surname

Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. 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.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Jr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an examplePayne

Titles or Terms

Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Mr, Sr, or Mrs, that were recorded with the name.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If titles or terms were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.