Filing Made Easy Rule 2

FME Rule 2: How to file Nicknames and Abbreviated First Names

Rule 2 Nicknames and Abbreviated First Names

Nicknames and Abbreviated

Rule 2

Nicknames of individuals are indexed and filled as are other first names. Abbreviated first names of individuals are indexed and filed as if they were spelled out. Ex: Wm. (William), Chas. (Charles), Geo. (George), Robt. (Robert, Jos. (Joseph), Jas, (James), and Thos. (Thomas). 

Indexing Order Example

Names

1. Robt. Daly 

2. Geo. Robert Davis 

3. Billy Davidson 

4. Tessie Marie Drew 

5. Wm. Dolby

Unit 1

Daly

Davis

Davidson

Drew

Dolby

Unit 2

Robert

George

Billy

Tessie

William

Unit 3


Robert


Marie


Alphabetical Order

Daly, Robert

Davidson, Billy

Davis, George Robert

Dolby, William

Drew, Tessie Marie

Exercise 2

  • 1
    Felton, Thomas
  • 2
    Fischer, Teddy
  • 3
    Fish, Bev Delanie
  • 4
    Fletcher, Charles Ray
  • 5
    Foy, Jenny Ann

A Wild Quiz Appeared!!!

  • True or False: Ray in Charles Ray Fletcher would be placed in unit one.
  • True or False: Fish, Bev Delaine would be alphabetized before Fletcher, Charles Ray
  • True or False: The abbreviated first names are not filled out as if they were spelled out