(My three great aunts: Gussie, Lizzie, Ellen)
Hints to help you Index Texas Birth Records:
1. There are usually 20 images in one batch - sometimes there are two records on one image. You may have to add a line if you have two records. Go to TOOLS to add lines
2. Sometimes there is an original birth record and an ammended record for the same child. Do not indicate that one is a duplicate in the record type. They should all be normal even if they are for the same child. Index each record seperately.
3. If the child was unnamed, do not enter the father's surname as the childs surname. Enter in Blank for the childs surname.
4. Do not add the county name if it is not written on the birth record, even if you know what it should be.
Always read the field helps and the project information to know what to do.
Remember the GOLDEN RULE of Indexing: "Enter what you see", no more no less.
There is one exception to the golden Rule: Put in the complete place name if it is written on the document. If the name of the state or county is abbreviated, and you know what it should be, enter the complete name. If you can not determine, from the drop down list, what it should be then enter the abbreviated form, with out the period.