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

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About this project This collection contains Military Registers from the Marines published between the years 1902 and 1985.

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Military Register

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."

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.If the date appears in a header and applies to a list of individuals beneath it, key this year to all records to whom it applies.
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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.If the date appears in a header and applies to a list of individuals beneath it, key this year to all records to whom it applies.
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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.If the date appears in a header and applies to a list of individuals beneath it, key this year to all records to whom it applies.
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Birth Day

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