US Idaho Pocatello Obituaries 1963-2013

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Post last updated March 26, 2014

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Instructions, Field Helps and Updates

If we haven’t listed something you are confused about please see the PDF Presentation for all Obituary Projects or ask in a comment. If there’s something you think should be on here please let me know. Everything after What is Unique About This Project is in Alphabetical order.

  • What is Unique About This Project (Project Instructions)

If a person’s name appears multiple times on a record, index the name only one time.

When two newspapers were recorded on the same document, you should index the name of both newspapers in the order they appear. Click here for an example.

  • Dates – Birth Day (Field Helps)

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

Do not confuse the publication date or death date with the birth date.

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

  • Dates – Birth Month (Field Helps)

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

Do not confuse the publication date or death date with the birth date.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word “unknown,” press Tab to skip this field.

  • Dates – Birth Year (Field Helps)

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

Do not confuse the publication date or death date with the birth date.

If the age was recorded but not the birth year, do not index the age in this field, and do not calculate a birth year based on the age that was recorded.

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

  • Dates – Death Day (Field Helps)

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

If the death date was referred to, such as “last Sunday” or “on Wednesday,” but not actually given, do not try to calculate or determine the date of death.

Index the death date if one was included in the obituary; however, an actual death date was often not recorded. If no death date was recorded, index the most recent date from the record. This date is usually the publication date, which was often stamped or written next to the obituary. Obituaries were usually published within a few days of the 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: 14

  • Dates – Death Month (Field Helps)

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

Index the death date if one was included in the obituary; however, an actual death date was often not recorded. If no death date was recorded, index the most recent date from the record. This date is usually the publication date, which was often stamped or written next to the obituary. Obituaries were usually published within a few days of the death date.

If the death date was referred to, such as “last Sunday” or “on Wednesday,” but not actually given, do not try to calculate or determine the date of death.

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: May

  • Death – Death Year (Field Helps)

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Index the death date if one was included in the obituary; however, an actual death date was often not recorded. If no death date was recorded, index the most recent date from the record. This date is usually the publication date, which was often stamped or written next to the obituary. Obituaries were usually published within a few days of the death date.

If the death date was referred to, such as “last Sunday” or “on Wednesday,” but not actually given, do not try to calculate or determine the date of death.

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: 1994

  • Gender of Relative (Project Instructions)

Do not assume the gender of a relative based on given names; if gender was not clearly indicated in the obituary, 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 obituary, you would index Child instead of Son or Daughter, or Parent instead of Mother or Father, or Sibling instead of Brother or Sister.

  • Names

How to index Please see above PDF it explains a lot more than we can put here plus there’s too many variations to list here that are already listed in the PDF. If you’re still not sure ask in Question and Answers section of the forums or make a comment here and I’ll try and help you out but the forums will have more people available at all times of the day to help out when I’m busy in the summer months.

  • Names – Newspaper (Field Helps)

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Type the name of the newspaper that was written or typed on the obituary card.

If the name of the newspaper 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 or if the lookup list does not include the name of the newspaper, index what was written. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written as part of the name of the newspaper.

If the name of the newspaper 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: Honolulu Advertiser

  • Order of Indexing Records (Project Instructions)

Index the name of the deceased first; then index all the other names, each as a separate record, in the order that they appear on the obituary or death notice.

  • Places (Project Instructions)
  • Index the place of death if one was listed in the obituary.
  • Do not index street addresses or the names of hospitals in the place fields.
  • Do not assume a place of death. For example, if an obituary was printed in the Grand Rapids Press, do not assume that the individual died in Grand Rapids unless the obituary actually indicates that Grand Rapids was the place of death.
  • Do not index words of approximation, such as the words “near,” “about,” or “around.” For example, if an obituary states that the deceased 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.
  • If more than one place was indicated, such as “on the highway 25 between Oswego and Boulder Hill,” index both places, with a space between the two places. For this example, the place would be indexed as Oswego Boulder Hill.
  • Places – Birth County

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Type the name of the birth county if one was listed in the obituary or death notice.

Do not confuse the place 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.

 

  • Places – Birth State or Country

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Type the name of the birth state or country.

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

Do not confuse the place 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.

  • Places – Birth Town or City

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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 an obituary states that the deceased 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 the place 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: Lund

  • Places – Death CountyClick here for examples of how to index this project.Type the name of the death county if one was listed in the obituary or death notice.

    Do not confuse the place of residence with the place of death. Do not index street addresses or the names of hospitals in the place fields.

    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.

     

  • Places – Death Town or City (Field Helps)

Click here for examples of how to index this project.

Type the name of the death town or city.

Do not index street addresses or the names of hospitals in the place fields. Do not index words of approximation, such as the words “near,” “about,” or “around.” For example, if an obituary states that the deceased 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 assume a place of death. If an obituary was printed in the Grand Rapids Press, do not assume that the individual died in Grand Rapids unless the obituary actually indicates that Grand Rapids was the place of death.

Do not confuse the place 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.

Click here to see an example: Soda Springs

  • Places – Death State or Country

Click here for examples of how to index this project.

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

Do not index street addresses or the names of hospitals in the place fields.

Do not assume a place of death. If an obituary was printed in the Grand Rapids Press, Michigan, do not assume that the individual died in Grand Rapids or Michigan unless the obituary actually indicates that Grand Rapids, Michigan, was the place of death.

Do not confuse the place 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.

  • Relationship Field (Project Instructions) (Field Helps)

Index the relationship of the relative to the deceased using the most appropriate term from the dropdown list. If the exact term is not on the dropdown list, use the term that is most similar. For example, index:

    • Stepchildren, foster children, or adopted children as Son, Daughter, or Child.
    • Stepsiblings, foster siblings, or adopted siblings as Brother, Sister, or Sibling.
    • Stepparents, foster parents, or adoptive parents as Father, Mother, or Parent.
    • Spouses of grandchildren, great-grandchild and their spouses, and step-grandchildren and their spouses as Grandchild, Grandson, or Granddaughter.
    • Great-grandparents, step-grandparents, and so on as Grandparent, Grandfather, or Grandmother.

Click here for examples of how to index this project.

If a relationship was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word “unknown,” then click in the Record Type field, and click Nonrelative.

Click here to see an example: Brother

  • Record Type (Field Helps)

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This project includes three record types: Deceased, Relative of Deceased, 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.
  • Surnames (Project Instructions)

If the surname of an individual was not listed in an obituary, do not assume a surname from the surname of the deceased or of another person in the obituary.

  • Titles and Terms (Field Helps)

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Type titles or terms, such as infant, 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.

  • Types of Images to Index / Not Index from PDF Presentation and Support:

The PDF lists types of records to index page 4.
The following are to be indexed:

    • Obituaries
    • Funeral Notices
    • Estate Sales
    • Police Reports
    • Index Cards
    • Anything related to a death

Support has stated not to index:

    • Family Group Sheets – yes they have a death date / place on them but they are really not about the death specifically.
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