World Archives Project: U.S. Southern Claims Commission, Disallowed and Barred Claims, 1871-1880

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Choose the "Application for Testimony Cover" form type when the image says Application to Have Testimony Taken by Special Commision". It will include the name and residence of the claimant.<br><br>
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Choose the "Application for Testimony Cover" form type when the image says Application to Have Testimony Taken by Special Commission". It will include the name and residence of the claimant.<br><br>
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State whether the individual keyed is the claimant or the witness.
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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. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.
Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.
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Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.
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Choose the "Testimony First Page" for the beginning of a testimony taken. It could either be a typed out questionnaire with handwritten responses or a completely hadwritten document. It will typically start out with the witnesses name, age, and residence. This should be used for both testimonies of the claimant and the witnesses. If the image only contains the typed questions with no responses, this page should be marked as a "Cover page, Section header, etc." Occasionally the end of one testimony will appear on the same image as the beginning of the next testimony. Images like this should still be classisfied as "Testimony First Page," with only names from the beginning of the new tetimony being keyed.<br><br>
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Choose the "Testimony First Page" for the beginning of a testimony taken. It could either be a typed out questionnaire with handwritten responses or a completely handwritten document. It will typically start out with the witnesses name, age, and residence. This should be used for both testimonies of the claimant and the witnesses. If the image only contains the typed questions with no responses, this page should be marked as a "Cover page, Section header, etc." Occasionally the end of one testimony will appear on the same image as the beginning of the next testimony. Images like this should still be classified as "Testimony First Page," with only names from the beginning of the new testimony being keyed.<br><br>
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Choose the "Witness Names Other" form type when the image does not fall into any of the other form types but contains the names of witnesses. We are not capturing the signatures of the witnessess found on the last page of the testimony this page should be classified as "Cover page, Section header, etc." form type.<br><br>
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Choose the "Witness Names Other" form type when the image does not fall into any of the other form types but contains the names of witnesses. We are not capturing the signatures of the witnesses found on the last page of the testimony this page should be classified as "Cover page, Section header, etc." form type.<br><br>
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State whether the individual keyed is the claimant or the witness.
State whether the individual keyed is the claimant or the witness.
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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. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.
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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. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.
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Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.
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Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.
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Revision as of 22:04, 12 August 2013

About this project In this project we will key the names of the witnesses which appeared in support of each claim made during the period 1867 - 1878.  This will include only disapproved claims.

Contents

Need help keying this project?

If you have questions that you cannot find the answers to in the article below please review the general Keying Standards.
Click here to post a question on the Discussion page.
Click here to post a question or comment on the message board.


Project Instructions
These documents are organized into case files. At the beginning of each case file is a folder with the name of the claimant. Because of the varied and complex nature of the documents contained within the case file, when this project was originally indexed, only the name of the claimant on the folder was keyed. We are now going back and keying the names of the witnesses.

Each case file is in a folder – there could be numerous papers or only a few papers in the folder. Since we are only keying from documents that have the name of the claimant or names of the witnesses there could be many image sets where you are marking the records as Cover pages. There are five form types, Folder, Application for Testimony Cover, Oath of Testimony, Testimony First Page, and Witness Names Other.

Names of claimants should not be keyed on the "Witness Names Other" form type. Names of clerks or other state officials should not be keyed on any form type. All names need to be designated as either a claimant or a witness – the Claimant or Witness field should never be empty.



Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Application for Testimony Cover
Oath of Testimony
Testimony First Page
Witness Names Other
Folder
Cover page, Section header, etc.
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Application for Testimony Cover

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Choose the "Application for Testimony Cover" form type when the image says Application to Have Testimony Taken by Special Commission". It will include the name and residence of the claimant.

Claimant or Witness

State whether the individual keyed is the claimant or the witness.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Alias Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of an alias as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. Aliases will typically appear after the word "alias."

Alias Surname

Key the surname of the alias as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Aliases will typically appear after the word "alias."

Residence City

Key the residence city as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. If a residence place is given and it is unclear if it is "city, state" or "county, state", key the first value of the place location in the city field. Counties will typically have "Co." or "County" after the county name.

Residence County

Key the residence county as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key "County," "Co.," or any other abbreviation for county. If a residence place is given and it is unclear if it is "city, state" or "county, state", key the first value of the place location in the city field. Counties will typically have "Co." or "County" after the county name.

Residence State

Key the residence state in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Keying Image Samples

Oath of Testimony

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Choose the "Oath of Testimony" form type when the image contains a document swearing to or certifying the validity of the testimonies given. See the wiki page for specific examples.

Claimant or Witness

State whether the individual keyed is the claimant or the witness.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Alias Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of an alias as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. Aliases will typically appear after the word "alias."

Alias Surname

Key the surname of the alias as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Aliases will typically appear after the word "alias."

Residence City

Key the residence city as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. If a residence place is given and it is unclear if it is "city, state" or "county, state", key the first value of the place location in the city field. Counties will typically have "Co." or "County" after the county name.

Residence County

Key the residence county as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key "County," "Co.," or any other abbreviation for county. If a residence place is given and it is unclear if it is "city, state" or "county, state", key the first value of the place location in the city field. Counties will typically have "Co." or "County" after the county name.

Residence State

Key the residence state in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Testimony Day

Key the day from the date the testimony was given. On the "Oath of Testimony" form type, use the date the testimony was given and not the date of the certificate.

Testimony Month

Key the month in its three letter abbreviation using the dictionary provided to assist you from the date the testimony was given. On the "Oath of Testimony" form type, use the date the testimony was given and not the date of the certificate.

Testimony Year

Key the year from the date the testimony was given. On the "Oath of Testimony" form type, use the date the testimony was given and not the date of the certificate.

Testimony City

Key the city the testimony was given in as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Testimony State

Key the state the testimony was given in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Keying Image Samples

Testimony First Page

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Choose the "Testimony First Page" for the beginning of a testimony taken. It could either be a typed out questionnaire with handwritten responses or a completely handwritten document. It will typically start out with the witnesses name, age, and residence. This should be used for both testimonies of the claimant and the witnesses. If the image only contains the typed questions with no responses, this page should be marked as a "Cover page, Section header, etc." Occasionally the end of one testimony will appear on the same image as the beginning of the next testimony. Images like this should still be classified as "Testimony First Page," with only names from the beginning of the new testimony being keyed.

Claimant or Witness

State whether the individual keyed is the claimant or the witness.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Alias Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of an alias as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. Aliases will typically appear after the word "alias."

Alias Surname

Key the surname of the alias as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Aliases will typically appear after the word "alias."

Age

Key the age at the time the record was recorded.

Residence City

Key the residence city as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. If a residence place is given and it is unclear if it is "city, state" or "county, state", key the first value of the place location in the city field. Counties will typically have "Co." or "County" after the county name.

Residence County

Key the residence county as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key "County," "Co.," or any other abbreviation for county. If a residence place is given and it is unclear if it is "city, state" or "county, state", key the first value of the place location in the city field. Counties will typically have "Co." or "County" after the county name.

Residence State

Key the residence state in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Keying Image Samples

Witness Names Other

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Choose the "Witness Names Other" form type when the image does not fall into any of the other form types but contains the names of witnesses. We are not capturing the signatures of the witnesses found on the last page of the testimony this page should be classified as "Cover page, Section header, etc." form type.

Claimant or Witness

State whether the individual keyed is the claimant or the witness.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.

Alias Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of an alias as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. Aliases will typically appear after the word "alias."

Alias Surname

Key the surname of the alias as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Aliases will typically appear after the word "alias."

Residence City

Key the residence city as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. If a residence place is given and it is unclear if it is "city, state" or "county, state", key the first value of the place location in the city field. Counties will typically have "Co." or "County" after the county name.

Residence County

Key the residence county as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key "County," "Co.," or any other abbreviation for county. If a residence place is given and it is unclear if it is "city, state" or "county, state", key the first value of the place location in the city field. Counties will typically have "Co." or "County" after the county name.

Residence State

Key the residence state in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Keying Image Samples

Folder

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Choose the "Folder" form type when the image is of a folder. The folder marks the beginning of a case file and will include the name of the claimant. Nothing should be keyed from this image, as this information has already been indexed as in currently live on the site.



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.

Additional Image Samples

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.

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