World Archives Project: Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875

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About this project This collection contains information for Scottish immigrants to the United States and Canada mostly compiled from Scottish newspapers. We will be keying names and various vital dates and places.

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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. Key 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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Alias Surname

Key any Alias Surname which appears. Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the abbreviation "for" or the words "nee" or "formerly". All the rules for keying a primary name should also be followed for keying any alias name.
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Father Given

The Father Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Father Given. If the name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.
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Father Surname

The Father Surname is the last name of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Father Surname using the dictionary provided. If a surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.
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Origin Place

Key the place that the person is listed as being "from."
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Birth Day

Key the birth day.
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Birth Month

Key the three letter abbreviation of the birth month from the designated birth date using the provided dictionary.
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Birth Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits.
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Birth Place

Key the birth place from the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a location is not found in the dictionary then key the location as seen. Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Newport, Rhode Island".
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Spouse Given

The Spouse Given is the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Spouse Given name using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse given name as seen.
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Spouse Surname

The Spouse Surname is the last name of the spouse of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Spouse Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse surname as seen.
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Spouse Father Given

The Spouse Father Given is the first name with any middle names or initials of the father of the spouse. Using a dictionary if provided for assistance, key the Spouse Father Given name. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.
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Spouse Father Surname

The Spouse Father Surname is the last name of the father of the spouse. Key the Spouse Father Surname using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a father surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the father surname as seen.
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Marriage Day

The Marriage Day is the first element in the marriage date. Key as seen.
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Marriage Month

The Marriage Month is the second element in the marriage date. Using the dictionary provided, key the three letter abbreviation of the month.
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Marriage Year

The Marriage Year is the third element in the marriage date. The Year must be either two or four digits.
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Marriage Place

Key the marriage place from the record. Key the location as seen.
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Death Day

Key the death day from the designated death date.
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Death Month

Key the death month from the designated death date.  Using the provided dictionary, key the three-letter abbreviation for the month.
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Death Year

Key the Death Year from the designated death date. The Year must be either two or four digits.
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Death Place

Key the death place. Key the location as seen.
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Residence Year

Key the Residence Year from the date. The Year must be either two or four digits.
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Residence Place

Key the residence place. The Residence Place will normally follow the keyword "of [Place]". Key the location as seen.
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Arrival Year

The Year is the third element in the date of arrival. Key the two or four digit year as seen.
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Arrival Place

Key the arrival place. Key the location as seen.
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