World Archives Project: California Biographical Collection - Sacramento County Great Register, 1867 and 1872

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About this project These records are taken from the Sacramento County Great Register.  They contain voter registration information including name, age, nativity, residence, occupation, etc. for individuals living in California in 1867 and 1872. In some instances there may be more than one card with the same name, please key each card unless you can determine it is the exact same card in which case you may classify it as a duplicate.

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Register File Card

Register File Card

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This is a 3x5 file card with typed information regarding name, age, nativity, local residence and date of registry.

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.
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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.
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Surname

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

Age at the time of the registration event.  This is clearly identifiable next to the word "Age".
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Birth Location

Capture the Birth Location from the "Nativity" field on the card using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a location is not found in the dictionary then key the location as seen.
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Residence Location

Key the Residence Location using the dictionary provided to assist.  If the residence is not found in the dictionary, please key as seen. Do not key addresses if they are recorded on the card, but rather the city or county as given on the card. Do not key words such as Township or County.
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Event Day

Key the day of the month that the event was recorded in the Register called the "Date of Register". If there is no Registration date leave this field blank.  Do not key any other date present on the card.
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Event Month

Key the Month portion of the Register date as it appears on the card using a dictionary provided for assistance. This event was recorded on the card as the "Date of Register".  If there is no Registration date leave this field blank.  Do not key any other date present on the card. Key the name of the month out in full, even if abbreviated on the record.
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Event Year

Key the four digit number designated as the year from year portion of the Register date as it appears on the card. This event was recorded on the card as the "Date of Register".  If there is no Registration date leave this field blank.  Do not key any other date present on the card. Since all these records come from same century, if the date appears in two digit format, please augment and key as four digit years.
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