World Archives Project: U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1790-1930

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About this project This collection contains marriage and death extracts that were published in newspapers in Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut.

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Vital Extracts
Index

Vital Extracts

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Choose the "Vital Extracts" when the image contains extract records of marriages and deaths.

Event Type

Choose the type of event. Event options are: Marriage, Death, and Burial. Only key burial information if death information is not available.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Surname

Key the surname of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.On death records "stillborn", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as prefixes. If "child of Archibald Kennedy" appears, key "child of" as a prefix then key the father name as "Archibald Kennedy."
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Father Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the father of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Mother Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the mother of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Mother Surname

Key the surname of the mother of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Spouse Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Spouse Surname

Key the surname of the spouse of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Spouse Father Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the father of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Spouse Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Spouse Mother Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the mother of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.
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Spouse Mother Surname

Key the surname of the mother of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Age at Death

Key the age at the time of death.  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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Publication Day

Key the day of the publication date. It will usually be either in parentheses after the extract, or at the beginning of a list. If it is at the beginning of multiple entries, key this publication date to all the records to which it applies.
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Publication Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the publication date using the dictionary provided to assist you. It will usually be either in parentheses after the extract, or at the beginning of a list. If it is at the beginning of multiple entries, key this publication date to all the records to which it applies.
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Publication Year

Key the year from the publication date. It will usually be either in parentheses after the extract, or at the beginning of a list. If it is at the beginning of multiple entries, key this publication date to all the records to which it applies.
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Event Day

Key the day from the event date if it appears on the record. Do not key the publication date as the event date. When there is no vital date, but the vital date can be reasonably calculated from the publication date with the information given in the entry, key the calculated date into the event date fields. For example, if a death extract says the person died yesterday and the publication date is January 5 1799, then the event date should be keyed as "4 Jan 1799".
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Event Month

Key the month from the event date in its three-letter abbreviation if it appears on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key the publication date as the event date. When there is no vital date, but the vital date can be reasonably calculated from the publication date with the information given in the entry, key the calculated date into the event date fields. For example, if a death extract says the person died yesterday and the publication date is January 5 1799, then the event date should be keyed as "4 Jan 1799".
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Event Year

Key the year from the event date if it appears on the record. When there is no vital date, but the vital date can be reasonably calculated from the publication date with the information given in the entry, key the calculated date into the event date fields. For example, if a death extract says the person died yesterday and the publication date is January 5 1799, then the event date should be keyed as "4 Jan 1799".
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Event Location

Key the event location as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Kent, England."
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Index

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