World Archives Project: Montgomery County, Indiana, Index to Birth Records, 1882-1920

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About this project This collection contains a typed index of births recorded in Montgomery County, Indiana between the years 1882 to 1920.

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Birth Index

Birth Index

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Choose the "Birth Index" form type when the image is of a list of names with birth information.

Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.The name will be found in the first column, sometimes contatinin the heading "Child's Name".
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Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen. On birth and death records "stillborn", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as prefixes. If "child of Peter Pan" appears, key the complete phrase into the prefix field unless there is a father name field. If there is a father field, key "child of" as a prefix then key the father name as Peter Pan.The name will be found in the first column, sometimes contatinin the heading "Child's Name".
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.The name will be found in the first column, sometimes contatinin the heading "Child's Name".
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.The name will be found in the first column, sometimes contatinin the heading "Child's Name".
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Father Given

Key the Fathe Given name using the dictionary for assistance. If the Father Gien is not in the dictionary, key as seen. The Father Given name will appear in the 1st column from the child's name, sometimes marked with the heading "Father's Given Name".If the father's given name is the same as the child's surname, leave the father's given name field blank and only key father's surname. Do not expand any father's or mother's given names, even if they appear in an expanded form elsewhere on the record.
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Father Surname

The Father's Surname will not appear with the Father's Given name. Key the Father Surname from the child's surname in the first column using the dictionary provided. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen. If the father's given name is the same as the child's surname, leave the father's given name field blank and only key father's surname. Do not expand any father's or mother's given names, even if they appear in an expanded form elsewhere on the record.
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Mother Given

Key the Mother Given name using the dictionary for assistance. If the Mother Given name is not in the dictionary, key as seen. The Mother Given name will appear in the 2nd column from the child's name, sometimes marked with the heading "Mother's Maiden Name".
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Mother Surname

Key the Mother Surname using the dictionary for assistance. If the Mother Surname is not in the dictionary, key as seen. The Surname name will appear in the 2nd column from the child's name, sometimes marked with the heading "Mother's Maiden Name".
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Gender

Key the gender using the dictionary for assistance. The gender will be in the 3rd column from the child's name, sometimes marked with the heading "Sex".
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Birth Day

Key the day from the birth date. The birth date will be in the 5th column from the child's name, sometimes marked with the heading "Date of Birth".
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Birth Month

Key the birth month in its three letter abbreviation from the birth date. The birth date will be in the 5th column from the child's name, sometimes marked with the heading "Date of Birth".
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Birth Year

Key the birth year from the birth date. The birth date will be in the 5th column from the child's name, sometimes marked with the heading "Date of Birth".
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