Talk:World Archives Project: American Volunteer Soldiers, Mexican War, 1846-1848
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Q: On the Muster Card service places, do you key as seen? For example, Pittsburgh Pa or do you separate with a comma?
- A: I would separate with a comma. -- Wiedwoman 22:10, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Q: On the Muster Card for service places, can "joined for duty and enrolled" be included as preceding a place if no place is listed following the lines "company Muster-in Roll of the Organization... or "Appears on Co Muster-out Roll...?
- A: I would only key a place name. -- Wiedwoman 22:10, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Q: On the Reference Card Wiki keying sample it shows to place the highest rank (lower right of the name) in as a prefix. Do we put this same rank in the rank field or do we put the lower rank (lower left of the name) in this field? My sample shows "4 Corporal" on left and "Sergeant" on right.
Q: Back to the above question about place name, I meant can you list a city following the phrase "joined for duty and enrolled" if no other cities are listed?
Q: I have a card that says "Appears on Regimental Descriptive Book". Is this also keyed as a Muster Card or do we show it as a cover page? This card gives very acurate description of the individual with age, where born, residence, where and when mustered in, etc. It even has the date and location of his death.
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