World Archives Project: American Volunteer Soldiers, Mexican War, 1846-1848

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About this project This collection contains enlistment information for volunteer soldiers serving in the Mexican War.

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Project Instruction
This collection contains enlistment information for volunteer soldiers serving in the Mexican War.

For this project we will be keying name, rank, service date, and service place information. When keying dates, if multiple dates are found on the image, key the earliest date.


Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Muster Card
Reference Card
Reference Envelope
Cover page, Section header, ect
Image with no date

Muster Card

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Additional Sample Images



Choose the Muster Card form type for images containing a soldiers name, military unit, and the title "...Muster-in Roll,"  "...Muster Roll," "...Muster-out Roll," or  "Appears on Returns as follows" near the top of the image.

Service Place

Key the Service Place from Muster Cards with the titles "Muster-in Roll" or "Muster-out Roll."
See Example

Service Month

Key the Service Month using the provided dictionary. Key from the earliest date found on the card.
See Example

Service Day

Key the Service Day. Key from the earliest date found on the card.
See Example

Service Year

Key the Service Year. Key from the earliest date found on the card. The expected year range will be 1846-1848.
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Keying Samples

Reference Card

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Choose the Reference Card form type for images containing a soldiers name, military unit, rank, and the title "Card Nubmbers" at the top of the image.

Surname

The Surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.
See Example

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen. Key the soldier's highest rank located in a field to the lowwer right of the name on the Reference Card/Reference Envelope form types.
See Example

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.
See Example

Keying Samples

Reference Envelope

32628_b036733-00055.jpg

Choose the Reference Envelope form type for images containing a soldiers name, military unit, rank, and the title "Reference Envelope" at the top of the image.

Surname

The Surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.
See Example

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
See Example

Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen. Key the soldier's highest rank located in a field to the lowwer right of the name on the Reference Card/Reference Envelope form types.
See Example

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.
See Example

Keying Samples

Cover page, Section header, etc.

File:Mexican War Cover Page Example 1.JPG

Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Additional Images

Image with no data

File:Mexican War No Data Example 1.JPG

Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.

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