World Archives Project: Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, Emigration Register, 1856-1877

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About this project This collection contains emigration registers for persons departing from Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Norddeutscher Bund (Germany) from 1856-1877 to various destinations.

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Project Instructions This collection contains emigration registers for persons departing Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Norddeutscher Bund (Germany) 1856-1877. We will be keying line number, name, age, contract day, serial number and origin city and state (where they are from).

The records are in German and mostly cover a time period before Germany unified in 1871.

Please pay special attention to the instructions for keying line number.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Name Page
Origin Page
Cover page, Section header, etc
Image with no data
Target

Name Page



Choose "Name Page" form type when the image contains "Ordnungs No", "Der Schiffsverträge", "Namen" and "Alter" fields to be keyed.

Line Number

Key a line number for each record, starting with 1 for the first line. Line numbers should be keyed for lines that appear on the image but have no record. If a line was skipped because there was no record, then a number should NOT be skipped. Every line needs a line number, even blank lines!

Serial Number

Key the serial number as seen on the record. There should be one serial number for each "household". Key the same serial number for each member of the "household". Serial number may be found in the column named "Ordnungs No".

Contract Day

Key the day from the contract date as seen on the record from the column named "Tag". Contract date may be found in the column named "Der Schiffsverträge". Contract date will be in [day-month-year] format.

Contract Month

Key the month from the contract date as seen on the record from the column named "Monat" using the dictionary provided for assistance. Contract date may be found in the column named "Der Schiffsverträge". Contract date will be in [day-month-year] format.

Months in German
1 - I - Januar
2 - II - Februar
3 - III - März
4 - IV - April
5 - V - Mai
6 - VI - Juni
7 - VII - Juli
8  - VIII - August
9 - IX - September
10 - X - Oktober
11 - XI - November
12 - XII - Dezember

Contract Year

Key the year from the contract date as seen on the record from the column named "Jahr". Contract date may be found in the column named "Der Schiffsverträge". Contract date will be in [day-month-year] format.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Surname may be found in the column named "Namen". Name will appear in [surname-given] format. If ditto marks appear in a surname, copy the surname above into this field. Some relationships may appear in the name fields. If a relationship is identified, it should Not be keyed. Some common relationships include:

Frau = Wife
Kind = Child
Sohn = Son
Knabe = Boy
Tochter = Daughter
Mädchen = Girl
Vater = Father
Mutter = Mother
Mann = Husband

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. Given name may be found in the column named "Namen". Name will appear in [surname-given] format.

Age

Key the age as seen on the record. Age may be found in the column named "Alter".

Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10". If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12". If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3". If the age is less than one month, key "0".

Keying Image Samples

Origin Page



Choose "Name Page" form type when the image contains "Wohnort" and Staat" fields to be keyed.

Origin City

Key the origin city as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The origin city may be found in the column named "Wohnort".

Origin State

Key the origin state as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The origin state may be found in the column named "Staat".

Cover page, Section header, etc

Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Image with no data

Use the “Image with no data” type for images that do not contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only a blank background.

Target



Choose "Target" form type when the image is of a color and/or grayscale target. Target images are used to determine focus and color balance in the initial digitizing process.



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