October 2006, V5 #10: Design Friday, Mar 20 2009 

Specific suggestions while deciding index entry/item framework:

  • If you plan to include nicknames or AKA, decide how you will be formatting them. Do not format them the same as maiden names. We suggest nicknames in quotes “Bob”, and maiden names in parenthesis (Blu).

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February 2006, V5#2: Genealogy Tuesday, Jan 6 2009 

Always be aware of nicknames and name derivatives.  While looking for Gertie, don’t discount any Marguerites, etc.  Even if the family tradition states that Mel is a person’s given Christian name, don’t ignore a Melvin if its near the right place and/or time.