World Archives Project: California, Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1919 (Part 3)

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About this project This collection contains employment records from the railroad companies operating in California. They contain pay lists, and various employment records for persons working on the railroad. Many of these workers were Asian immigrants who came to build the railroad across America. This collection also contains a "Black List" volume which contain the names and reasons employees were fired or dismissed from employment.

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Project-specific sample images and form field help:

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Date with Names
Page 1
Page 2
Microfilm

Date with Names

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Choose the "Date with Names" form type for images with a full left and right page. These images will contain name, occupation and date fields.

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.
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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.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
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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.
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Record Date Day

Key the day from the record date as seen on the record. Date may be found on the "Page 2" form type or on the right side of a "Date with Names" form type.
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Record Date Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the record date using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Date may be found on the "Page 2" form type or on the right side of a "Date with Names" form type.
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Record Date Year

Key the year from the record date as seen on the record. Date may be found on the "Page 2" form type or on the right side of a "Date with Names" form type.
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Occupation

Key the occupation as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Occupation may be found in the colmun labeled "Class of Work."
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Page 1

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This form type is to be used for the first image for records that span two images. Page 1 includes the names of railroad employees, but  no date.  Most of these pages will also have occupations listed on the record page.

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.
See Example

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.
See Example

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
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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.
See Example

Occupation

Key the occupation as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Occupation may be found in the colmun labeled "Class of Work."
See Example

Page 2

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This form type is to be used for the second page for records that span two pages. Page 2 includes a date at the top of the page, but no names. Many of these pages will have signatures present which will not be keyed.

Record Date Day

Key the day from the record date as seen on the record. Date may be found on the "Page 2" form type or on the right side of a "Date with Names" form type.
See Example

Record Date Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the record date using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Date may be found on the "Page 2" form type or on the right side of a "Date with Names" form type.
See Example

Record Date Year

Key the year from the record date as seen on the record. Date may be found on the "Page 2" form type or on the right side of a "Date with Names" form type.
See Example

Microfilm

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Choose the "Microfilm" form type for all images that contain information about the microfilm reel. These are images that were introduced to the collection when it was microfilmed, and are not part of the registers. See the wiki page for examples.



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