World Archives Project: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Welsh Society of Philadelphia Charity to Immigrants, 1798-1883

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About this project This collection contains records from the "Welsh Society of Philadelphia" including list of immigrants who received charity, cemetery registers, treasurers accountings, minutes and emigrant records among other information.

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Cemetery Register
Cemetery Register Page 2
Charity List
Emigrant
Receipts
Target

Cemetery Register

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Choose the "Cemetery Register" doctype for images with the words "Register of the Welch Society's" in bold captial letters at the top of the page or the handwritten words "Memoranda of Bodies removed from the Welsh Burying ground to Mt Moriah Cemetery".

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. Name may be found in the column labeled "Name".Note: There is one Cemetery Register image with no columns to key from. On this imge, only name will be captured. An example of this image is found in the wiki image samples.
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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. Name may be found in the column labeled "Name".Note: There is one Cemetery Register image with no columns to key from. On this imge, only name will be captured. An example of this image is found in the wiki image samples.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Name may be found in the column labeled "Name".Note: There is one Cemetery Register image with no columns to key from. On this imge, only name will be captured. An example of this image is found in the wiki image samples.
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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. Name may be found in the column labeled "Name".Note: There is one Cemetery Register image with no columns to key from. On this imge, only name will be captured. An example of this image is found in the wiki image samples.
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Burial Age

Key the age as seen at the time the record was recorded using the dictionary provided for assistance. If present, age may be in the column labeled "Age" 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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Cemetery Register Page 2

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Choose the "Cemetery Register Page 2" doctype for images with "Cemetery, West Philadelphia" in bold capital letters at the top of the page.

Burial Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the burial date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Burial date may be found in the column labeled "Date of Interment".
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Burial Day

Key the day from the burial date as seen on the record. Burial date may be found in the column labeled "Date of Interment".
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Burial Year

Key the year from the burial date as seen on the record. Burial date may be found in the column labeled "Date of Interment".
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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: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Birth place may be found in the column lableled "Place of Birth".
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Charity List

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Choose the "Charity List" doctype for images with a list of names and a currency or dollar amount to the right or left of the names. In the paragraph immediately preceding the name list, key words such as "Welsh", "Wales", "Emigrants", "Welsh emigrants", or "Relief" will help in identifying that a Charity list will follow. In some cases these keywords will be in the paragraph below the names.Do not key lists of members of the society. These lists are typically in two or more columns and will not contain currancy or dollar amounts next to the names.

Register or Receipt Month

Key the register or receipt month in its three-letter abbreviation from the event date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Register or receipt date will appear before the name on the image. Register or receipt month will need copied down until a new one appears.
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Register or Receipt Day

Key the register or receipt day from the event date as seen on the record. Register or receipt date will appear before the name on the image.
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Register or Receipt Year

Key the register or receipt year from the event date as seen on the record. Register or receipt date will appear before the name on the image. Register or receipt year will need copied down until a new one appears.
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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. Name may be found after the written date (typically day and month) on the image. Name will be in given-surname format.
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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. Name may be found after the written date (typically day and month) on the image. Name will be in given-surname format.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Name may be found after the written date (typically day and month) on the image. Name will be in given-surname format.
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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. Name may be found after the written date (typically day and month) on the image. Name will be in given-surname format.
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Place of Origin

Key the Place of Origin as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. When present, place of orgin will appear after the name next to the words "of" or "from". The word "do" indicates a ditto mark and the value above should be copied down.
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Emigrant

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Choose the "Emigrant" doctype for images with long columns and the word "Emigrant" in the top left in all capital letters.

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. Name may be found in the column labeled "Emigrant".
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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. Name may be found in the column labeled "Emigrant".
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Name may be found in the column labeled "Emigrant".
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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. Name may be found in the column labeled "Emigrant".
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Arrival Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the arrival date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Arrival date may be found in the column labeled "Arrived".
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Arrival Day

Key the day from the arrival date as seen on the record. Arrival date may be found in the column labeled "Arrived".
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Arrival Year

Key the year from the arrival date as seen on the record. Arrival date may be found in the column labeled "Arrived".
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Vessel

Key the vessel as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Velssel may be found in the column labeled "Vessel".
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Place of Origin

Key the Place of Origin as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Place of origin may be found in the column labeled "Where From".
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Receipts

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Choose the "Receipts" doctype for pre-printed rectangular slips of paper with the words "Name, Family, Arrived, From, and Going" printed on the left side and "Pay to" printed on the right.

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. Name may be found on the line labeled "Name".
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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. Name may be found on the line labeled "Name".
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Name may be found on the line labeled "Name".
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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. Name may be found on the line labeled "Name".
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Arrival Place

Key the arrival place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Arrival place may be found on the line labeled "Arrived".
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Arrival Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the arrival date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Arrival date may be found on the line labeled "Arrived". It often appears after the arrival place.
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Arrival Day

Key the day from the arrival date as seen on the record. Arrival date may be found on the line labeled "Arrived". It often appears after the arrival place.
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Arrival Year

Key the year from the arrival date as seen on the record. Arrival date may be found on the line labeled "Arrived". It often appears after the arrival place.
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Departure Place

Key the departure place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Departure place may be found on the line labeled "From".
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Register or Receipt Month

Key the register or receipt month in its three-letter abbreviation from the event date using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Register or receipt date may be found on the line labeled "Philadelphia".
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Register or Receipt Day

Key the register or receipt day from the event date as seen on the record. Register or receipt date may be found on the line labeled "Philadelphia".
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Register or Receipt Year

Key the register or receipt year from the event date as seen on the record. Register or receipt date may be found on the line labeled "Philadelphia".
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Target

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



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