World Archives Project: Middlesex County Records - Calendar of the Sessions Books 1689 – 1709

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Key the residence of an individual if it appears in the record as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Separate all geographical locations with a comma. The residence of an individual is where they are stated to live, or to be "of". For example if the record says "Thomas Davis, of the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields" then the residence is "St Giles-in-the-Fields."
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Key the residence of an individual if it appears in the record as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Separate all geographical locations with a comma. The residence of an individual is where they are stated to live, or to be "of". For example if the record says "Thomas Davis, of the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields" then the residence is "St Giles-in-the-Fields." Street addresses should not be keyed unless no other geographical location (such as city or parish) is given.
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About this project This collection contains the Calendar of Sessions Books covering the years 1689-1709. The calendar books contain writes, indictments, recognizances, orders, and memoranda of sessions.

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Project Instructions
This collection contains the Calendar of Session Books covering the years 1689-1709. The calendar books contain writs, indictments, recognizances, orders, and memoranda of sessions.

From these records, key the month and year of the session, and the names of those involved in the court case. Only names of plnatiffs and defendants should be keyed. Do not key any names of court officials.

If the name of a mother, father, spouse, or child of an individual involved in a court case is mentioned, this name should be keyed in the relative name fields. If a name is keyed into the relative name fields, the appropriate relationship MUST be indicated in the relationship field. Any names keyed into the relative name field where no relationship is indicated will not be used in the index.

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

Sessions Page

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Choose the "Sessions Page" form type when the image either contains names that need to be keyed from summary enteries, or when there are summary entries with no names to be keyed but includes the header with a session date.

Session Month

Key the month in its three letter abbreviation from the session date. Session dates will appear as a header. If a session date appears in the middle of the page, create a new section to key the date, even if there are no records to key after the date.

Session Year

Key the year from the session date. Session dates will appear as a header. If a session date appears in the middle of the page, create a new section to key the date, even if there are no records to key after the date.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name of the primary person, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only key names of those involved in the court case. Do not key names of businesses, churches, governments, or any like entities.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only key names of those involved in the court case. Do not key names of businesses, churches, governments, or any like entities.

Surname

Key the surname of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only key names of those involved in the court case. Do not key names of businesses, churches, governments, or any like entities.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only key names of those involved in the court case. Do not key names of businesses, churches, governments, or any like entities.

Residence

Key the residence of an individual if it appears in the record as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Separate all geographical locations with a comma. The residence of an individual is where they are stated to live, or to be "of". For example if the record says "Thomas Davis, of the parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields" then the residence is "St Giles-in-the-Fields." Street addresses should not be keyed unless no other geographical location (such as city or parish) is given.

Relative Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the relative as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only key names of spouses, mothers, fathers, and children. If a name is being keyed into the relative name fields, a relationship MUST be keyed into the relationship field.

Relative Surname

Key the surname of the relative as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only key names of spouses, mothers, fathers, and children.If a name is being keyed into the relative name fields, a relationship MUST be keyed into the relationship field.

Relationship

Key the relationship of the relative if a relative name was keyed. Only key names of spouses, mothers, fathers, and children.If a name is being keyed into the relative name fields, a relationship MUST be keyed into the relationship field.

Keying Image Samples

Index

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Choose the "Index" form type when the image says "Index" at the top. It will include names and subjects with page numbers.



Cover page, Section header, etc.

File:Middlesex Calendar Cover Page 1.JPG

Use the “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.

Additional Image Samples

Image with no data

File:Middlesex Calendar No Data 1.JPG

Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.

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