World Archives Project: New York and Vicinity, United Methodist Church Records, 1791-1945

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About this project This collection contains records of the United Methodist Church in New York and vicinity. Included are membership records, records of pastors, baptism, marriage, and burial records as well as other various documents and histories.

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Baptism
Burial
Marriage
Marriage Page 2
Name List
Index
Microfilm

Baptism

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Mark an image Baptism if it has "Baptisms", "Register of Infant Baptism", "Record of Baptisms" or something similar that references baptisms in the header and contains a list of primary names. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).  Note: You may need to look at the image that follows the one with the primary names to determine the correct form type. For instance, the first page may say "Register of" in the header, and the second page will have the remainder of the header - "Baptisms." If your image set will not allow you to see the image that follows, use the image samples in the wiki to help determine the correct form type.

Baptism Year

Key the Baptism Year from the baptism date. Baptism date can be found under the column labeled "Baptism Date", "Date of Baptism", "Baptism - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Baptism Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the baptism date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Baptism date can be found under the column labeled "Baptism Date", "Date of Baptism", "Baptism - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Baptism Day

Key the Baptism Day from the baptism date. Baptism date can be found under the column labeled "Baptism Date", "Date of Baptism", "Baptism - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).On birth and death records "stillborn", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as Given names. If "child of Peter Pan" appears, key the complete phrase into the given name 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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column entitled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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Father Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the father 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. Father's name can be found under "Father's Name" or is the first name listed under "Parents" or "Names of Parents."
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Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Father's name can be found under "Father's Name" or is the first name listed under "Parents" or "Names of Parents."NOTE: Sometimes the parent's names are written, for example, "John and Elizabeth Bailey." For these key Father Given as "John" and Father Surname as "Bailey"
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Mother Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the mother 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. Mother's name can be found under "Mother's Name" or is the second name listed under "Parents" or "Names of Parents."
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Mother Surname

Key the surname of the mother of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Mother's name can be found under "Mother's Name" or is the second name listed under "Parents" or "Names of Parents."
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Baptism Age

Key the age as seen at the time the person was baptized using the dictionary provided for assistance. If present, age may be found next to the word "Age" or "Aged" and should be a number between 1 and 120.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."
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Birth Day

When present, key the Birth Day from the birth date on Baptism form types. Birth date can be found under the column labeled "Birth Date", "Date of Birth", "Birth - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Birth Month

When present, Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the birth date on Baptism form types using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Birth date can be found under the column labeled "Birth Date", "Date of Birth", "Birth - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Birth Year

When present, key the Birth Year from the birth date on Baptism doctypes. Birth date can be found under the column labeled "Birth Date", "Date of Birth", "Birth - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Burial

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Mark an image Burial if it has "Death", "Record of Deaths", "Burials", "Burial Records" or something similar that references death or burial in the header and contains a list of primary names. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).

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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).On birth and death records "stillborn", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as Given names. If "child of Peter Pan" appears, key the complete phrase into the given name 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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column entitled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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Death Year

Key the Death Year from the death date. Death date can be found under the column labeled "Death Date", "Date of Death", "Death - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Death Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Death date can be found under the column labeled "Death Date", "Date of Death", "Death - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Death Day

Key the Death Day from the death date. Death date can be found under the column labeled "Death Date", "Date of Death", "Death - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Marriage

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Mark an image Marriage if it has "Marriage", "Marriage Record", "Register of Marriages" or something similar that references marriage in the header and contains a list of primary names. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).  Note: You may need to look at the image that follows the one with the primary names to determine the correct form type. For instance, the first page may say "Register of" in the header, and the second page will have the remainder of the header - "Marriages." If your image set will not allow you to see the image that follows, use the image samples in the wiki to help determine the correct form type.

Line Number

Key a line number for each record, starting with 1 for the first line. Every line needs a line number, even blank lines!If there are multiple people on a line, key each person with the same line number. Ex: If a mother and her 2 children are all on line number 2, key each person's line number as the number 2.
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Marriage Year

Key the Marriage Year from the marriage date. Marriage date can be found under the column labeled "Marriage Date", "Date of Marriage", "Marriage - Date" or something similar. NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Marriage Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the marriage date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Marriage date can be found under the column labeled "Marriage Date", "Date of Marriage", "Marriage - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Marriage Day

Key the Marriage Day from the marriage date. Marriage date can be found under the column labeled "Marriage Date", "Date of Marriage", "Marriage - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).On birth and death records "stillborn", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as Given names. If "child of Peter Pan" appears, key the complete phrase into the given name 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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column entitled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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Marriage Age

Key the age at the time of marriage, using the dictionary provided. If present, age may be found next to the word "Age" or "Aged" and should be a number between 1 and 120.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."
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Spouse Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse 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. The spouse name can be found on Marriage form types as the second name listed under "Names of Parties", "Names", "Name of Contracting Parties", or something similar.
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Spouse Surname

Key the surname of the spouse of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The spouse name can be found on Marriage form types as the second name listed under "Names of Parties", "Names", "Name of Contracting Parties", or something similar.
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Spouse Age

Key the age of the spouse at the time of her marriage as seen using the dictionary provided for assistance. If present, age may be found next to the word "Age" or "Aged" and should be a number between 1 and 120.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."
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Residence Place

Key the residence place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: All Saints, Southampton. Residence place may be found on Marriage and Name List form types in coulmns or lines next to or under the words "Residence", "Residence of the Man", "Place of Residence", or after the word "of", i.e. "Joshua Benson of New Jersey." Do not key street address.
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Spouse Residence

Key the residence of the spouse of the primary pserons as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: All Saints, Southampton. Spouse residence may be found in coulmns or lines next to or under the words "Residence", "Residence of the Woman", "Place of Residence", or after the word "of", i.e. "Julia Bensen of New Jersey." Do not key street address.
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Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: All Saints, Southampton. Birth place may be found on Baptism and Marriage form types in coulmns or lines next to or under the words "Place of Birth." Do not key street address
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Spouse Birth Place

Key the birth place of the spouse of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: All Saints, Southampton. Spouse birth place may be found in coulmns or lines next to or under the words "Place of Birth." Do not key street address
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Father Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the father 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. Father's name can be found under "Father's Name" or is the first name listed under "Parents" or "Names of Parents."
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Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Father's name can be found under "Father's Name" or is the first name listed under "Parents" or "Names of Parents."NOTE: Sometimes the parent's names are written, for example, "John and Elizabeth Bailey." For these key Father Given as "John" and Father Surname as "Bailey"
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Mother Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the mother 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. Mother's name can be found under "Mother's Name" or is the second name listed under "Parents" or "Names of Parents."
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Mother Surname

Key the surname of the mother of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Mother's name can be found under "Mother's Name" or is the second name listed under "Parents" or "Names of Parents."
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Spouse Father Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the father of the spouse of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
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Spouse Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the spouse of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
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Spouse Mother Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the mother of the spouse of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
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Spouse Mother Surname

Key the surname of the mother of the spouse of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
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Marriage Page 2

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Mark an image Marriage Page 2 if it is the second page of a marriage form type and it has an age field to key.

Line Number

Key a line number for each record, starting with 1 for the first line. Every line needs a line number, even blank lines!If there are multiple people on a line, key each person with the same line number. Ex: If a mother and her 2 children are all on line number 2, key each person's line number as the number 2.
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Marriage Age

Key the age at the time of marriage, using the dictionary provided. If present, age may be found next to the word "Age" or "Aged" and should be a number between 1 and 120.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."
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Spouse Age

Key the age of the spouse at the time of her marriage as seen using the dictionary provided for assistance. If present, age may be found next to the word "Age" or "Aged" and should be a number between 1 and 120.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."
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Name List

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Mark an image Name List if it has "Membership", "Chronological Record of Membership", "Alphabetical Record of Members in Full Connection" or a list of primary names that IS NOT a baptism, marriage or burial form type. Also include images with "Probationary Records" in the header as Membership records. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names.)Note: You may need to look at the image that follows the one with the primary names to determine the correct form type. For instance, the first page may say "Register of" in the header, and the second page will have the remainder of the header - "Church Membership." If your image set will not allow you to see the image that follows, use the image samples in the wiki to help determine the correct form type.

Record Year

On Name List form types, key the Record Year from the record date. The record date is the first date found when reading the image from left to right and can have various different labels. See wiki image samples for help in identifying this date.When ditto marks appear, including the word "do" copy the information from above. NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Record Month

On Name List form types, Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the record date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. The record date is the first date found when reading the image from left to right and can have various different labels. See wiki image samples for help in identifying this date.When ditto marks appear, including the word "do" copy the information from above. NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Record Day

On Name List form types, key the Record Day from the record date. The record date is the first date found when reading the image from left to right and can have various different labels. See wiki image samples for help in identifying this date.When ditto marks appear, including the word "do" copy the information from above. NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).On birth and death records "stillborn", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as Given names. If "child of Peter Pan" appears, key the complete phrase into the given name 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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column labeled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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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. Primary names are usually on the left side of the image under the column entitled "Name", "Full Name", "Full Name - Family/Christian", "Names of Parties", "Names of Subjects" or something similar. ("Parents Names" are not primary names).
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Record Age

Key the age as seen at the time the record was recorded using the dictionary provided for assistance. If present, age may be found next to the word "Age" or "Aged" and should be a number between 1 and 120.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."
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Residence Place

Key the residence place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: All Saints, Southampton. Residence place may be found on Marriage and Name List form types in coulmns or lines next to or under the words "Residence", "Residence of the Man", "Place of Residence", or after the word "of", i.e. "Joshua Benson of New Jersey." Do not key street address.
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Death Day

Key the Death Day from the death date. Death date can be found under the column labeled "Death Date", "Date of Death", "Death - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Death Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Death date can be found under the column labeled "Death Date", "Date of Death", "Death - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Death Year

Key the Death Year from the death date. Death date can be found under the column labeled "Death Date", "Date of Death", "Death - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Birth Day

When present, key the Birth Day from the birth date on Baptism form types. Birth date can be found under the column labeled "Birth Date", "Date of Birth", "Birth - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Birth Month

When present, Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the birth date on Baptism form types using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Birth date can be found under the column labeled "Birth Date", "Date of Birth", "Birth - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Birth Year

When present, key the Birth Year from the birth date on Baptism doctypes. Birth date can be found under the column labeled "Birth Date", "Date of Birth", "Birth - Date" or something similar.NOTE: Dates may be written in several formats ([month] [day], [year] or mm-dd-yy, etc).
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Index

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Choose the "Index" form type when the image is of an internal index. An Index usually contains names (often in alphabetical order) with a corresponding page number so as to find the individual listed. Some indexes have alphabetical tabs on the right or left margin.

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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