Name refers to the primary person in the newspaper item, such as the person who died, person who was born or
the groom. Brides' names appear in area called Add'l name.
Event is a birth, death or marriage.
Place&date refers to where and when the event occurred.
Source is the title, date of issue and page number of the newspaper that reported the event.
Length refers to the amount of information included in the newspaper item. Announcements are short items,
notices are medium length items and articles are lengthy items.
Note is the area where the text of the announcement, notice or article appears. Often, the entire announcement
will appear here, while only abstracts of notices and articles appear. For the complete text of a notice or article, refer to
Add'l name are other name(s) mentioned in the newspaper item. These include brides, relatives, friends and
ministers. Addl name(s) are searchable.
Place refers to geographic locations where births, marriages and deaths occurred. The first place listed in the
record includes the event, state and city where the event occurred. Other places are listed if they are mentioned in the news
item and notes. For example, a couple who marries in Chicago may be from Wheaton. In that case, Wheaton (Ill.) will be listed
as a place. All places are searchable.
Soundex refers to the code assigned to a surname. All names mentioned in the record are assigned a soundex code. The codes are searchable.