World Archives Project: California, San Diego County Burial Permits, 1913-1919
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About this project
These individual burial permits are legible making the project level difficulty Easy. The permits contain basic information: Name, Race, Gender, Age, Birth Location, Burial Location, Death Place, and Death Date.
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Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Enter the Given name(s) with the assistance of the dictionary provided. The Given name consists of the first name or initial and any middle name or initial. If a Given name is not found in the dictionary then key the name as seen.
Enter the Surname here as it appears on the image, using the drop-down list to help you.
The Gender can be found in several places on the various forms. On some forms the words "Male" and "Female" are either circled or underlined; and, the word "Sex" is followed by an "F" or an "M". If the Gender is abbreviated, key the full word.
Enter the age in years, as it appears on the image. Ages less than a year should be recorded in a fraction of twelfths (3 months should be entered as 3/12); ages less than 1 month should be entered as 0. If the Age is given in years, months, and days key only the years.
Key the Birth Location if seen on the record. Key as seen. The location may be found in the "Place of Birth" section of the record.
Enter the Death Day as it appears on the image. Dates of death may be in the month/day/year format or the day/month/year format. Key only the "day" of death in this field.
The dates of death may appear in the day/month/year format or the month/day/year format. Key only the Death Month in this field, using the drop-down list provided for assistance.
Enter the Death Year in this field.
Death City or Town
Enter the Death City or Town using the drop-down list provided for assistance in identifying the city or town. If a place does not appear in the drop-down list then key as seen.
From the "Place of Death" section of the record key the Death County, if one appears, using the drop-down list provided for assistance. If a place does not appear in the drop-down list then key as seen.
From the "Place of Death" section of the record, key the Death State if it appears, as seen. A drop-down list is provided for assistance in identifying the state.
The Burial Place can be found in the "Place of Burial" or "Destination" sections of the record. On some records there are preprinted options for the place of burial, key the option which is underlined or circled. Key as seen.