World Archives Project: California, Alien Land Ownership Records

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About this project This collection contains records pertaining to land held in California by people of Japanese descent.

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Estate Card
Gaurdian Card
Packet

Estate Card

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Choose the "Estate Card" form type for images of cards with the words "Alien Land Ownership-Estate" at the top of the image.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.The Primary name may be found at the top of a "Gaurdian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Gaurdian" or "Alien Land Ownership-Estate." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.You will also key the names that appear underneath the primary name(s) on the line lebeled "Estate of" or "Gaurdian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.The Primary name may be found at the top of a "Gaurdian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Gaurdian" or "Alien Land Ownership-Estate." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.You will also key the names that appear underneath the primary name(s) on the line lebeled "Estate of" or "Gaurdian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering periods.The Primary name may be found at the top of a "Gaurdian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Gaurdian" or "Alien Land Ownership-Estate." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.You will also key the names that appear underneath the primary name(s) on the line lebeled "Estate of" or "Gaurdian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Only prefix values should be keyed into the prefix field.The Primary name may be found at the top of a "Gaurdian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Gaurdian" or "Alien Land Ownership-Estate." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.You will also key the names that appear underneath the primary name(s) on the line lebeled "Estate of" or "Gaurdian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual.
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Role

Key the role of the individual as either the "Gaurdian" or the "Estate Owner" depending on the context of the card.If the form type is a "Gaurdian Card," the primary person(s) roll should be keyed as "Guardian" and the records captured after "Estate of" should be keyed as "Estate Owner."If the form type is an "Estate Card," the primary person(s) roll should be keyed as "Estate Owner" and the records captured after "Guardian" should be keyed as "Guardian."
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County

Key the county as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. County may be found on the line labeled "County."
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File Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the file date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. File date may be found on the line labeled "Date Filed." File date will typically be in month-day-year format.
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File Day

Key the day from the file date as seen on the record. File date may be found on the line labeled "Date Filed." File date will typically be in month-day-year format.
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File Year

Key the year from the file date as seen on the record. File date may be found on the line labeled "Date Filed." File date will typically be in month-day-year format.
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File Number

Key the file number as seen on the record. File number may be found on the line labeled "File No." Do not zero pad the file number.
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Gaurdian Card

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Choose the "Gaurdian Card" form type for images of cards with the words "Alien Land Ownership-Gaurdian" at the top of the image.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.The Primary name may be found at the top of a "Gaurdian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Gaurdian" or "Alien Land Ownership-Estate." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.You will also key the names that appear underneath the primary name(s) on the line lebeled "Estate of" or "Gaurdian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.The Primary name may be found at the top of a "Gaurdian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Gaurdian" or "Alien Land Ownership-Estate." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.You will also key the names that appear underneath the primary name(s) on the line lebeled "Estate of" or "Gaurdian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering periods.The Primary name may be found at the top of a "Gaurdian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Gaurdian" or "Alien Land Ownership-Estate." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.You will also key the names that appear underneath the primary name(s) on the line lebeled "Estate of" or "Gaurdian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual.
See Example

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Only prefix values should be keyed into the prefix field.The Primary name may be found at the top of a "Gaurdian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Gaurdian" or "Alien Land Ownership-Estate." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.You will also key the names that appear underneath the primary name(s) on the line lebeled "Estate of" or "Gaurdian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual.
See Example

County

Key the county as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. County may be found on the line labeled "County."
See Example

Role

Key the role of the individual as either the "Gaurdian" or the "Estate Owner" depending on the context of the card.If the form type is a "Gaurdian Card," the primary person(s) roll should be keyed as "Guardian" and the records captured after "Estate of" should be keyed as "Estate Owner."If the form type is an "Estate Card," the primary person(s) roll should be keyed as "Estate Owner" and the records captured after "Guardian" should be keyed as "Guardian."
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File Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the file date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. File date may be found on the line labeled "Date Filed." File date will typically be in month-day-year format.
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File Day

Key the day from the file date as seen on the record. File date may be found on the line labeled "Date Filed." File date will typically be in month-day-year format.
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File Year

Key the year from the file date as seen on the record. File date may be found on the line labeled "Date Filed." File date will typically be in month-day-year format.
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File Number

Key the file number as seen on the record. File number may be found on the line labeled "File No." Do not zero pad the file number.
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Packet

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Choose the "Packet" form type for images that are of cover pages. A cover page is typically in landscape orientation and will often have four creases or folds in equal proportions across the page that form columns for typed or written infromation. Some packets have information in one or more of the "columns," but some have no writing at all, with the exception of the file number.

File Number

Key the file number as seen on the record. Do not zero pad the file number. File number is typically a stamped number located somewhere at the top of the image. If there is no file number located on the image, you may leave this field blank. Because file number is so important, you will be required to override the file number if it is left blank.
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