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LIST OF NEGRO NAMES FOUND IN AN OLD FORGOTTEN OFFICE IN TULARE COUNTY, CA.. DATING BACK TO 1850'S.
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The Negro trail blazers of California by Delilah L. Beasley; Negro Universities Press, 1919
 
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The following list of the names of Negro pioneers, many of whom have members of their families still living in California, has been copied from papers published by colored people during pioneer days in San Francisco. The issues quoted date from 1857 to 1875. Other names have been added through interviewing old pioneer person in different parts of the State, and the Western Outlook, published at this writing, in San Francisco. The list will begin with those coming in 1849, and is as follows:
 
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“George Washington Dennis, Mifflin Gibbs, Daniel Seals, Dixie Beard, Charles Gibson, Edward Harper, Mrs. Ellen Tooms, Charles Woods, George Toogood, John Peters, Rev. Stokes, Henry Williams, Abraham Cox, John Anderson, William Stacey, James Marshall, Abraham Lewis Thomas Detter, Charlotte Detter, Albert Brevitt (gentleman’s nurse), Miss Mary Coleman, William Moses, William Moses, William Davis, J. H. Townsend (editor of the Mirror of the Times), James Wiseman, Moses Gibbs, Joseph Usher, George Haigler, Ezekiel Cooper, Mrs. Angeline Pickett, Sam Waters, Alvin Coffey, George Lee, Henry Collins, Samuel Shelton, ’46; J.J. Moore, Hank Jones, Adolphus Goodman, James Moody, Harriett Washington, James E. Whiting, David Johnson, Sarah Mildred Freeman, Mr. McDowell, Rhoda Adams, Mary Ann Campbell, Mrs. Virginia Simmons, Mary and Ann Groves, Henry Marrat, Mrs. Jane Dove, J. M. Flowers, Ellen Seith, Aunt Lucy Evans, Rev. Adam Smith, Mr. And Mrs. Alex Taylor, William Pallier and wife, Mrs. Priscilla Moore, George Jamison, William F. Harris, Mrs. M. Godfrey, Daniel Carmack, Lige Hare.”
 
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“Pioneers of Sacramento, California: B. A. Johnson, Aaron L. Jackson, A. S. Hopkins, Nathaniel Christopher, ’49; Ella Segui, George Segui, ’50; Albert Grubbs, ’49; J. B. Handy, H. Yantes, George Booth, ‘52’ Elige Booth, ’52; Edward Booth, ’49; Miss Booth, ’52; H. Cady, Jessie Slaughter, Arthur Christopher, Mrs. Penny, ’49; Mrs. Coger, Mrs. Russell, S. P. Hyer, ’49; Mrs. Brice, ‘49’ Reuben Johnson, ’49; Mary Jane Bellis, ‘49’ Mrs. Barbara N. Christopher, ‘49’ and many others which space will not permit giving.”
 
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“Pioneers of Marysville: James Churchill, ’49; Samuel Brown, ‘49’; Texana Breeden, ’49; James Monroe Breeden, ’48; Bill Huff, ’49; Nimrod Jones, Bill Vaughn, Robert Chandler, Sarah Thompson (first colored woman in San Jose. Her husband Mr. Thompson was the body-servant to Gen. Wade Hampton. She lived for forty years in Grass Valley and later in Marysville, and at this writing is a resident of Pacific Grove, California. Joseph Edward Hatton, ’49, from Norfolk, Va.’ Hester Sewall Hatton , via ox team, ’57; Major Breeden, ’49; Richard Breeden, ’52; John Gains, Sandy Clark, Bob Mitchell, Mrs. Mary Churchill, ’49; Mrs. McGowan, ’49; Rev. Randolph, ’49; Mrs. Ellen Clark. ’56, via ox team from Polk County, Missouri. There were sixty souls in the party and 2000 head of cattle. The party located at Honey Lake Valley, hence to Santa Rosa, hence to Petaluma, where Mrs. Clark became the wife of Mr. Piper. The remaining members of the family that came across the plains were her mother, Abigail Clark, and uncle, Bacchus Clark, who came in ’58; Henderson Clark, the father, and one daughter, Matilda Clark, and a Mrs. J. N. Williams, came in 1856. They all finally located in Marysville, after having come to California through the influence of one John Loney, who had come in ’49. Mr. Grant Smith, ’47; Rev. J. H. Hubbard, J. B. Johnson, W. W. Moulton, Mrs., Carpenter Williams, ’49; William H. Baily, cousin of Hon. Fred Douglass, ’49.
 
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Grass Valley –Joseph Thomas, Jordan Ousley, Joseph Baltimore, J. Jones, Isaac Bulmer, George Jenkins, James Miller, William Smith, Jacob Saunders, Robert Norton, John Thomas, John Hicks, Isaac Sanks, Jacob Harris, Green Ousley, John Hicks, John Allen, Abner Kinnie, George Seville, Henry White, Ed. Miller, Evans Walker, George H. Clay, Robert Allen, Mrs. Segee, William Kinkage, T. Detter, Rev. Peter Green, Rev. William Hillary, Catherine Baily, John Astor, Isaac Pickett, Dennis Carter, S. E. Cuney, J. C. Mortimer, Peter Powers, ’51; Abraham Freeman, ’49; Albert Holland, ’49.
 
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“Beaver Valley: Mrs. Sara Branna, Frances Brown. Rough and Ready: Robert Sharp, Martin Mawy, Jennie Mitchell, Henry Smith. North San Joaquin: Samuel Dudley, Archibald Fisher, Mr. McLeMar. Mud Springs: John Buckner. Woodland: James Traux, Mrs. Anthony, Mrs. M. Tenny, C. G. Hawkins, Wm. Bird, J. W. Whitfield, Dr. H.H. Holland. Cash Creek: Basil Campbell. Folsom: Henry Gibson, Wm. Ford, and Wm. Serrington. Mariposa: James Duff, John Peters, L. A. Monroe (stage driver). Suisun City: T. Cooper, W. E. Town. Placerville: Jack Perkins, ’49; J. Johns. Gold Hill: James Moore, porter of the bank. Sonora: Mr. Jackson. Truckee: Mrs. Ann Wielrich, died, leaving twenty-five thousand dollars in the bank. Her only heir was found one year afterward in Farmersville, Va. Downieville: Mr. Callis and Mrs. Callis, ’49; William Moore, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Scottall, ’49. Strawberry Valley, Eldorado County: Mr. Roderic, McGains and Miss May Wood. Colusa: George Suggard, Giles Gresdan, Joshua Jones, Ben Franklin, A. Pincard, Chas. Lansing, Thomas Banks, Thos. S. Scott, I. M. Wiley, Henry Luell, James Oliver. Princeton, Colusa County: Ed Harris, Joshua Samuel Childress, Josiah Jackson, Peter Jackson, ’57 from Brooklyn, N. Y..; Samuel Jackson, Edwin Holmes, Benj. Maulbine, Lewis Roberts, C. M. Day, Mrs. Williams, ’49; Peter Pogue, Chas. Mc Gowan, Moses Talchan, Richard Lewis, A. J. Anderson, Fruit buyer, Roseburg Packing Co.
 
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“Stockton: Moses Rodgers, ’49; William Robinson, ’48; “Emanuel Quivers, ’49;, S. B. Serrington, Rev. E. L. Tappan, I. B. Barton, Anderson Robinson, W. R. Brown, Isaac Rodgers, George Johnson, Mrs. Catherine Callis, Joseph McKinney, Henry Hall, ’49; James Fountain, ’49; Wm. O. Saunders, ’49; Elizabeth Miller, John Burrows, ’55; Chas. Gray, Jno. Blackstone, S. M. Jackson, Henry Miles, ’53; Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, ‘59; Elizabeth Barnett, Mrs. Polly A. Barton, ’49; Mr. Barton, ’49; Mrs. Forney, ’49; Alfred Collins, Wm. Hutchison, ’53; Susie Hutchinson, ’49; Wm. Robertson, ’49; Barbara Potts, ’49.
 
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“Petaluma: Mrs. Barnes, ’49; Aunt Peggie Barnes, ’49; Miss Wilson, Edward Chandler, ’49; Mrs. Mary E. Gross, ’54; Elizabeth Miller, ’53; Bell Bowles, Isaac Mull, ’52. Oroville: Mrs. Cannon. Coloma: Rufus M. Burgess. Red Bluff: Mrs. Sarah Parker, P. A. Logan, Wm. Robinson, Charles Christopher, Charles A. Delvicchio. San Jose: Alfred White, H. E. Speight, Wm. Whiting, Mrs. Harriett Smith, James Williams, ’49 (first colored person to settle in Santa Clara County); Mrs. Ella Hawkins, Jacob Overton, Sarah Massey Overton. Santa Cruz: R. C. Frances, James Smallwood, Albert and Amanda Logan, George A. Chester. Salinas City: Wm. Miller, Thos. Cecil, Geo. Gray, Robert Johnson. Watsonville: Daniel Rodgers, ’49; R. Campbell, Mrs. Riley, John Derrick, Emeline Smith. Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Islands: Sarah Lewis. Vallejo: John Grider, George Van Blake, Dr. Rodgers, Geo. Courtney. Visalia: Willey Hinds. Redlands: Isaac Beal, ’49, miner owns orange grove; Mr. and Mrs. Whiteside, Henry Byron Rowen, Mrs. Lizzie Fake-Rowen, Mr. Ingraham, Mason Johnson. San Diego: Dr. Burney, John Moore, ’49. El Cajon Valley: Shepard Waters, ’50; Henry Hunter, Albert Robinson, Isaac Jackson, ’50, Charles Frederick Easton, coming to California in 1850 by the way of Cape Horn from New York to San Francisco, opened a barber shop with Jerry Bowers, a ‘49er.”
 
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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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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.<br><br>
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The following list of the names of Negro pioneers, many of whom have members of their families still living in California, has been copied from papers published by colored people during pioneer days in San Francisco. The issues quoted date from 1857 to 1875. Other names have been added through interviewing old pioneer person in different parts of the State, and the Western Outlook, published at this writing, in San Francisco. The list will begin with those coming in 1849, and is as follows:
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“George Washington Dennis, Mifflin Gibbs, Daniel Seals, Dixie Beard, Charles Gibson, Edward Harper, Mrs. Ellen Tooms, Charles Woods, George Toogood, John Peters, Rev. Stokes, Henry Williams, Abraham Cox, John Anderson, William Stacey, James Marshall, Abraham Lewis Thomas Detter, Charlotte Detter, Albert Brevitt (gentleman’s nurse), Miss Mary Coleman, William Moses, William Moses, William Davis, J. H. Townsend (editor of the Mirror of the Times), James Wiseman, Moses Gibbs, Joseph Usher, George Haigler, Ezekiel Cooper, Mrs. Angeline Pickett, Sam Waters, Alvin Coffey, George Lee, Henry Collins, Samuel Shelton, ’46; J.J. Moore, Hank Jones, Adolphus Goodman, James Moody, Harriett Washington, James E. Whiting, David Johnson, Sarah Mildred Freeman, Mr. McDowell, Rhoda Adams, Mary Ann Campbell, Mrs. Virginia Simmons, Mary and Ann Groves, Henry Marrat, Mrs. Jane Dove, J. M. Flowers, Ellen Seith, Aunt Lucy Evans, Rev. Adam Smith, Mr. And Mrs. Alex Taylor, William Pallier and wife, Mrs. Priscilla Moore, George Jamison, William F. Harris, Mrs. M. Godfrey, Daniel Carmack, Lige Hare.”
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“Pioneers of Sacramento, California: B. A. Johnson, Aaron L. Jackson, A. S. Hopkins, Nathaniel Christopher, ’49; Ella Segui, George Segui, ’50; Albert Grubbs, ’49; J. B. Handy, H. Yantes, George Booth, ‘52’ Elige Booth, ’52; Edward Booth, ’49; Miss Booth, ’52; H. Cady, Jessie Slaughter, Arthur Christopher, Mrs. Penny, ’49; Mrs. Coger, Mrs. Russell, S. P. Hyer, ’49; Mrs. Brice, ‘49’ Reuben Johnson, ’49; Mary Jane Bellis, ‘49’ Mrs. Barbara N. Christopher, ‘49’ and many others which space will not permit giving.”
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“Pioneers of Marysville: James Churchill, ’49; Samuel Brown, ‘49’; Texana Breeden, ’49; James Monroe Breeden, ’48; Bill Huff, ’49; Nimrod Jones, Bill Vaughn, Robert Chandler, Sarah Thompson (first colored woman in San Jose. Her husband Mr. Thompson was the body-servant to Gen. Wade Hampton. She lived for forty years in Grass Valley and later in Marysville, and at this writing is a resident of Pacific Grove, California. Joseph Edward Hatton, ’49, from Norfolk, Va.’ Hester Sewall Hatton , via ox team, ’57; Major Breeden, ’49; Richard Breeden, ’52; John Gains, Sandy Clark, Bob Mitchell, Mrs. Mary Churchill, ’49; Mrs. McGowan, ’49; Rev. Randolph, ’49; Mrs. Ellen Clark. ’56, via ox team from Polk County, Missouri. There were sixty souls in the party and 2000 head of cattle. The party located at Honey Lake Valley, hence to Santa Rosa, hence to Petaluma, where Mrs. Clark became the wife of Mr. Piper. The remaining members of the family that came across the plains were her mother, Abigail Clark, and uncle, Bacchus Clark, who came in ’58; Henderson Clark, the father, and one daughter, Matilda Clark, and a Mrs. J. N. Williams, came in 1856. They all finally located in Marysville, after having come to California through the influence of one John Loney, who had come in ’49. Mr. Grant Smith, ’47; Rev. J. H. Hubbard, J. B. Johnson, W. W. Moulton, Mrs., Carpenter Williams, ’49; William H. Baily, cousin of Hon. Fred Douglass, ’49.
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Grass Valley –Joseph Thomas, Jordan Ousley, Joseph Baltimore, J. Jones, Isaac Bulmer, George Jenkins, James Miller, William Smith, Jacob Saunders, Robert Norton, John Thomas, John Hicks, Isaac Sanks, Jacob Harris, Green Ousley, John Hicks, John Allen, Abner Kinnie, George Seville, Henry White, Ed. Miller, Evans Walker, George H. Clay, Robert Allen, Mrs. Segee, William Kinkage, T. Detter, Rev. Peter Green, Rev. William Hillary, Catherine Baily, John Astor, Isaac Pickett, Dennis Carter, S. E. Cuney, J. C. Mortimer, Peter Powers, ’51; Abraham Freeman, ’49; Albert Holland, ’49.
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“Beaver Valley: Mrs. Sara Branna, Frances Brown. Rough and Ready: Robert Sharp, Martin Mawy, Jennie Mitchell, Henry Smith. North San Joaquin: Samuel Dudley, Archibald Fisher, Mr. McLeMar. Mud Springs: John Buckner. Woodland: James Traux, Mrs. Anthony, Mrs. M. Tenny, C. G. Hawkins, Wm. Bird, J. W. Whitfield, Dr. H.H. Holland. Cash Creek: Basil Campbell. Folsom: Henry Gibson, Wm. Ford, and Wm. Serrington. Mariposa: James Duff, John Peters, L. A. Monroe (stage driver). Suisun City: T. Cooper, W. E. Town. Placerville: Jack Perkins, ’49; J. Johns. Gold Hill: James Moore, porter of the bank. Sonora: Mr. Jackson. Truckee: Mrs. Ann Wielrich, died, leaving twenty-five thousand dollars in the bank. Her only heir was found one year afterward in Farmersville, Va. Downieville: Mr. Callis and Mrs. Callis, ’49; William Moore, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Scottall, ’49. Strawberry Valley, Eldorado County: Mr. Roderic, McGains and Miss May Wood. Colusa: George Suggard, Giles Gresdan, Joshua Jones, Ben Franklin, A. Pincard, Chas. Lansing, Thomas Banks, Thos. S. Scott, I. M. Wiley, Henry Luell, James Oliver. Princeton, Colusa County: Ed Harris, Joshua Samuel Childress, Josiah Jackson, Peter Jackson, ’57 from Brooklyn, N. Y..; Samuel Jackson, Edwin Holmes, Benj. Maulbine, Lewis Roberts, C. M. Day, Mrs. Williams, ’49; Peter Pogue, Chas. Mc Gowan, Moses Talchan, Richard Lewis, A. J. Anderson, Fruit buyer, Roseburg Packing Co.
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“Stockton: Moses Rodgers, ’49; William Robinson, ’48; “Emanuel Quivers, ’49;, S. B. Serrington, Rev. E. L. Tappan, I. B. Barton, Anderson Robinson, W. R. Brown, Isaac Rodgers, George Johnson, Mrs. Catherine Callis, Joseph McKinney, Henry Hall, ’49; James Fountain, ’49; Wm. O. Saunders, ’49; Elizabeth Miller, John Burrows, ’55; Chas. Gray, Jno. Blackstone, S. M. Jackson, Henry Miles, ’53; Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, ‘59; Elizabeth Barnett, Mrs. Polly A. Barton, ’49; Mr. Barton, ’49; Mrs. Forney, ’49; Alfred Collins, Wm. Hutchison, ’53; Susie Hutchinson, ’49; Wm. Robertson, ’49; Barbara Potts, ’49.
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“Petaluma: Mrs. Barnes, ’49; Aunt Peggie Barnes, ’49; Miss Wilson, Edward Chandler, ’49; Mrs. Mary E. Gross, ’54; Elizabeth Miller, ’53; Bell Bowles, Isaac Mull, ’52. Oroville: Mrs. Cannon. Coloma: Rufus M. Burgess. Red Bluff: Mrs. Sarah Parker, P. A. Logan, Wm. Robinson, Charles Christopher, Charles A. Delvicchio. San Jose: Alfred White, H. E. Speight, Wm. Whiting, Mrs. Harriett Smith, James Williams, ’49 (first colored person to settle in Santa Clara County); Mrs. Ella Hawkins, Jacob Overton, Sarah Massey Overton. Santa Cruz: R. C. Frances, James Smallwood, Albert and Amanda Logan, George A. Chester. Salinas City: Wm. Miller, Thos. Cecil, Geo. Gray, Robert Johnson. Watsonville: Daniel Rodgers, ’49; R. Campbell, Mrs. Riley, John Derrick, Emeline Smith. Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Islands: Sarah Lewis. Vallejo: John Grider, George Van Blake, Dr. Rodgers, Geo. Courtney. Visalia: Willey Hinds. Redlands: Isaac Beal, ’49, miner owns orange grove; Mr. and Mrs. Whiteside, Henry Byron Rowen, Mrs. Lizzie Fake-Rowen, Mr. Ingraham, Mason Johnson. San Diego: Dr. Burney, John Moore, ’49. El Cajon Valley: Shepard Waters, ’50; Henry Hunter, Albert Robinson, Isaac Jackson, ’50, Charles Frederick Easton, coming to California in 1850 by the way of Cape Horn from New York to San Francisco, opened a barber shop with Jerry Bowers, a ‘49er.”
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Revision as of 23:56, 18 January 2014

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.

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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. 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.

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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