World Archives Project: Texas, Court of Criminal Appeal Indexes, 1892-1947

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About this project This collection contains list of appellants and appellees involved in criminal court cases in the state of Texas (1892-1947).

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This collection contains list of appellants and appellees involved in criminal court cases in the state of Texas (1892-1947).

We will be keying the name of the appellant, appellee, as well as the county where available. Appellant names are the primary person of the record and will appear in the column on the left side of the image. The column will usually have the heading of "Appellant". Appellant names will usually be in Surname, Given Name format.

Appellee names, when present, will be in the second column on the page and will usually have the heading of "Appellee". These names will usually be in Given, Surname format.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
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Index
Cover page, Section header, etc
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Index

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Choose the 'Index' form type if the image contains names in list form.

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Keying Samples

These keying samples show how companies should be entered and how to match Appellants with Appellees.



Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs".
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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.

The primary person is the Appellant, and will appear in the column on the left side of the image. The column will usually have the heading of "Appellant". Appellant names will usually be in Surname, Given name format.

If a pair of Apellant/Appellee appears more than once on an image it needs only be keyed once. If more than one Appellant is attached to an Appellee, key each as a unique record. If an Appellant has multiple Appellees key each coupling of Appellants and Appelleees as unique records.

Any business names should be keyed in the Given name field. "Smith and Sons" would be considered a company whereas "James Smith and Co" would be considered an individual.

Do not key "et al", "and Co", "Exparte", "Heirs", "Trustees" or any other type of word that appears after an individual's name.

If an individual's name appears more than once on the record and there is no appellee information, only key this individual once.
See Example

Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.

The primary person is the Appellant, and will appear in the column on the left side of the image. The column will usually have the heading of "Appellant". Appellant names will usually be in Surname, Given name format.

If a pair of Apellant/Appellee appears more than once on an image it needs only be keyed once. If more than one Appellant is attached to an Appellee, key each as a unique record. If an Appellant has multiple Appellees key each coupling of Appellants and Appelleees as unique records.

Any business names should be keyed in the Given name field. "Smith and Sons" would be considered a company whereas "James Smith and Co" would be considered an individual.

Do not key "et al", "and Co", "Exparte", "Heirs", "Trustees" or any other type of word that appears after an individual's name.

If an individual's name appears more than once on the record and there is no appellee information, only key this individual once.
See Example

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in the dictionary then key the suffix as seen.

Do not key "et al", "and Co", "Exparte", "Heirs", "Trustees" or any other type of word that appears after an individual's name.
See Example

Appellee Given

Key the Appellee's given name using the dictionary for assistance. If the Appellee's given name is not in the dictionary then key as seen.

The Appellee's name will appear, when present, in the second column, usually with the heading "Appellee". The name will usually appear in Given name, Surname format.

If a pair of Apellant/Appellee appears more than once on an image it needs only be keyed once. If more than one Appellant is attached to an Appellee, key each as a unique record. If an Appellant has multiple Appellees key each coupling of Appellants and Appelleees as unique records.

If ditto marks appear, key the Appellee name from the record above.

Any business names should be keyed in the Appellee's Given name field. "Smith and Sons" would be considered a company whereas "James Smith and Co" would be considered an individual.

Do not key "et al", "and Co", "Exparte", "Heirs", "Trustees" or any other type of word that appears after an individual's name.

Appellee Surname

Key the Appellee's surname using the dictionary for assistance. If the Appellee's surname is not in the dictionary then key as seen.

The Appellee's name will appear, when present, in the second column, usually with the heading "Appellee". The name will usually appear in Given name, Surname format.

If a pair of Apellant/Appellee appears more than once on an image it needs only be keyed once. If more than one Appellant is attached to an Appellee, key each as a unique record. If an Appellant has multiple Appellees key each coupling of Appellants and Appelleees as unique records.

If ditto marks appear, key the Appellee name from the record above.

Any business names should be keyed in the Appellee's Given name field. "Smith and Sons" would be considered a company whereas "James Smith and Co" would be considered an individual.

Do not key "et al", "and Co", "Exparte", "Heirs", "Trustees" or any other type of word that appears after an individual's name.

County

If the image has a 'County' column, key the County to which each record applies, using the dictionary for assistance. If the County does not appear in the dictionary, key as seen.

If the county appears as an abbreviation, key it as seen and do not expand the county. If you see ditto marks ( " " ) copy information from the record above.

If the record shows the county at the top of the page, it should be keyed.

See Example

Cover page, Section header, etc

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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.

All book covers (front and back) should be marked as "Cover page, Section header, etc". Insides of book covers should be marked as "Image with no data". See image samples for examples.


Image with no Data

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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. Insides of book covers should be marked as "Image with no data". See image samples for examples.

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