US, Ohio—Tax Records, 1800–1850 [Part 5]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on 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 another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the data on the image does not match the information being indexed in this project, 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: Normal

Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number that was recorded in the upper right or left corner of the page.

Many images contain two pages. Don’t forget to check for a new page number as you begin to index a new page. Sometimes the page number will be different for the new page, and sometimes it will be the same.

If the page number was not recorded, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 25

Surname

Surname

Index the given names and surnames according to the instructions in the Project Instructions tab (also available here).

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 Mr, Jr, or Mrs, with the name. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. 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: Dickerson

Given Names

Given Names

Index the given names and surnames according to the instructions in the Project Instructions tab (also available here).

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 Miss, Jr, or Mr, 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: Eli

Titles or Terms

Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Sr, Mrs, or Mr, 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, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Jr

Township

Township

Type the name of the township. The township was generally recorded at the top of the form.

If the township was not specifically designated on the form, type the town or city, if one was recorded. Do not index the county name in this field.

If the township 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. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If the township, town, or city 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: Bedford

Event Year

Event Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the 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: 1838