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Indexing Instructions for the AIP

Thank you for volunteering your time and effort to help make the Aufbau Indexing Project a success. Below are the guidelines for the indexing work. For a printable version click here.

Before starting, please make sure that you have a template with the following column headings: Last Name, LN2, First Name, FN2, Maiden Name, Event, Date of Event, German Origin and Date of Issue

If you do not have the current template you can download it here .

What should be indexed?  

What information should be entered into which fields?

B = Birth

E = Engagement

O = Obituary (Death)

X = Birthday

M = Marriage

D = Danksagung (Thank you)

R = Bar Mitzvah

A = Anniversary

N = In Memoriam

T = Bat Mitzvah


S = Entry from Es trafen ein (arrival)

Should the place of residence in the United States, Israel, or England, etc. be included?
Should the parents' names be included for any of the notices?
Should the names of the mourners or other family members be included?

How should umlauts be handled?

If you have any questions regarding these instructions please contact Alex Calzareth at