World Archives Project: California, Alien Land Ownership Records, 1921-1942

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This collection contains records pertaining to land held in California by non-naturalized immigrants from 1921-1942. Immigrants included in these records are mostly of Japanese descent, but those of Chinese, Indian, and Korean descent may be included as well.
This collection contains records pertaining to land held in California by non-naturalized immigrants from 1921-1942. Immigrants included in these records are mostly of Japanese descent, but those of Chinese, Indian, and Korean descent may be included as well.
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About this project This collection contains records pertaining to land held in California by non-naturalized immigrants from 1921-1942. Immigrants included in these records are mostly of Japanese descent, but those of Chinese, Indian, and Korean descent may be included as well.

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Project Instructions This collection contains records pertaining to land held in California by immigrants who were not naturalized citizens. During this time in American history, laws were passed that made it difficult for immigrants, especially those of Japanese descent, to own land. The records in this collection represent individuals who attempted to circumvent these laws by means such as having their American-born children become the owners of the estate. We will be keying names of estate owners and guardians, and their roles. We are also keying the county, file date and file number.

We will be keying from cards and packets. Please key each card, even if the primary name is the same. Pay special attention to which type of card is being keyed so as to capture the correct role.

When keying from packets, we are only keying the title page of the packet. Please note that since these images were imaged in reverse, title pages will be found at the end of a packet.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Estate Card
Guardian Card
Packet
Cover page, Section header, etc
Image with no data

Estate Card



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 "Guardian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Guardian" 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 labeled "Estate of" or "Guardian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.

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 "Guardian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Guardian" 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 labeled "Estate of" or "Guardian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.

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 "Guardian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Guardian" 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 labeled "Estate of" or "Guardian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.

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 "Guardian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Guardian" 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 labeled "Estate of" or "Guardian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.

Role

Key the role of the individual as either the "Guardian" or the "Estate Owner" depending on the context of the card.

If the form type is a "Guardian 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."

County

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Keying Image Samples

Guardian Card



Choose the "Guardian Card" form type for images of cards with the words "Alien Land Ownership-Guardian" 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 "Guardian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Guardian" 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 labeled "Estate of" or "Guardian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.

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 "Guardian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Guardian" 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 labeled "Estate of" or "Guardian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.

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 "Guardian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Guardian" 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 labeled "Estate of" or "Guardian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.

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 "Guardian Card" or an "Estate Card" under the words "Alien Land Ownership-Guardian" 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 labeled "Estate of" or "Guardian." If there are multiple names on this line, key each one as an individual record.

County

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

Role

Key the role of the individual as either the "Guardian" or the "Estate Owner" depending on the context of the card.

If the form type is a "Guardian 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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

Keying Image Samples

Packet



Choose the "Packet" form type for images that are of title pages. A title 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 information. 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.

These title pages are the first page of a packet of information. Each additional page in the packet should be labeled as a 'Cover page, section header, etc.'

Note: The images in this collection were imaged in reverse so that the title page image will be found at the end of a packet, rather than at the beginning.

Additional Image Samples

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.

Keying Image Samples

Cover page, Section header, etc



Use the "Cover page, Section header, etc” form type for images that do not contain data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide context for the image set. Example: historical notes, affidavits, etc.

Additional Image Samples

Image with no data



Use the “Image with no data” form type for images that do not contain data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. Example: An image containing a blank background.

Additional Image Sample

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