World Archives Project: U.S., Military Registers, Marines

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Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Some images contain place locations named after people. We are not keying these place locations.
Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Some images contain place locations named after people. We are not keying these place locations.
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Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Some images contain place locations named after people. We are not keying these place locations.
Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Some images contain place locations named after people. We are not keying these place locations.

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About this project This collection contains Military Registers of various military branches published between the years 1902 and 1985.

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Project Instructions
This collection contains Military Registers of various military branches published between the years 1902 and 1985.

These registers contain a wealth of information and the type of records within these registers is varied. From the records we are keying the name of the individual, their birth date and place if available, and a military date.

If the page is in columns, key down the columns from left to right of the page. If the page is in sections, key names in the first section in the same manner before proceeding to the next section.

Images containing only place locations named after people should be marked as "Cover page, Section header, etc."

Birth dates and places will often appear after the abbreviations "b." or "bo."

This military date may be, but not limited to, enlistment dates, service dates, dates of rank, and retirement dates. When multiple military dates appear for an individual key the latest date. When there is a list of names without dates, use the date from the header. If there isn't a date in the header, leave the date fields empty.

Years will appear in either 2 digit or 4 digit format. Years should be keyed as seen and 2 digit years should not be expanded.

Do not key any ranks for this project.

If you encounter a second page - where there is information about the individual but there are no names on the record - that is a continuation from the previous page these records should be classified as Cover page, section header form types.








Project-specific sample images and form field help:

Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Military Register
Cover page, Section header, etc.
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Military Register

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Choose the "Military Register" form type when the image contains names to key. Some images will have place locations named after people. If an image only contains place locations named after people it should not be keyed and marked as "Cover page, Section header, etc."

Additional Image Samples


Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Some images contain place locations named after people. We are not keying these place locations.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Some images contain place locations named after people. We are not keying these place locations.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Some images contain place locations named after people. We are not keying these place locations.

Military Day

Key the day from the military date. Military dates include, but are not limited to, enlistment dates, service dates, dates of rank, and retirement dates. When multiple dates appear for an individual key from the latest date. When there is a list of names without dates, use the date from the header. If there isn't a date in the header, leave the date fields empty.

Military Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the military date using the dictionary for assistance. Military dates include, but are not limited to, enlistment dates, service dates, dates of rank, and retirement dates. When multiple dates appear for an individual key from the latest date. When there is a list of names without dates, use the date from the header. If there isn't a date in the header, leave the date fields empty.

Military Year

Key the year from the military date. The year will appear in either a 2 digit or 4 digit format. Do not expand 2 digit years. Military dates include, but are not limited to, enlistment dates, service dates, dates of rank, and retirement dates. When multiple dates appear for an individual key from the latest date. In cases where the year is listed only once for the first individual, copy down the year from the previous entry. When there is a list of names without dates, use the date from the header. If there isn't a date in the header, leave the date fields empty.


Birth Day

Key the day from the birth date. The birth date will often appear after the abbreviations "b." or "bo."

Birth Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the birth date using the dictionary for assistance. The birth date will often appear after the abbreviations "b." or "bo."

Birth Year

Key the year from the birth date. The year will appear in either a 2 digit or 4 digit format. Do not expand 2 digit years. The birth date will often appear after the abbreviations "b." or "bo."

Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The birth place will often appear after the abbreviations "b." or "bo." If a street address appears in the birth place, do not key the house number or street name. Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Boston, Massachusetts."


Keying Image Samples


Keyed Image Samples

Cover page, Section Header, etc.

File:Military Reg Cover Sample 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 Cover Page Image Samples

Image with no Data



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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