San Francisco Mortuary Records
Indexing Options
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These options were created on the last name only.
Soundex: A code created by using the first letter of the name and encoding the remaining consonants into three numbers. This code was used for some U.S. Census indexes. Read this for more detailed information.
Metaphone: A more advanced code based on the phonetic sounds of letters. Read this for more detailed information.
Double Metaphone: A variation of Metaphone to take into account foreign names. Read this for more detailed information.
NYSIIS: A code developed by New York State for a criminal database system. Read this for more detailed information.
TEdex: An experimental code created by SFgenealogy based on transcription errors.