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

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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-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

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 Commision". It will include the name and residence of the claimant.

Claimant or Witness

State whether the individual keyed is the claimant or the witness.
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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. 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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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.
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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.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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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."
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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."
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Residence City

Key the residence city as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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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.
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Residence State

Key the residence state in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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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 validaty 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.
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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. 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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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.
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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.Do not key names of any clerks or court officials. Do not key names of claimants on the "Witness Names Other" form type.
See Example

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."
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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."
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Residence City

Key the residence city as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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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.
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Residence State

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

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

Key the state the testimony was given in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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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 hadwritten 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," but the name from the end of first testimony should not be keyed.

Claimant or Witness

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

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.
See Example

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.
See Example

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.
See Example

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."
See Example

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."
See Example

Age

Key the age at the time the record was recorded.
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Residence City

Key the residence city as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
See Example

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.
See Example

Residence State

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

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 type but contains the names of witnesses. Names of witnesses that appear at the end of a testimony are not being keyed and those images should be marked as "Cover page, Section header, etc."

Claimant or Witness

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

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.
See Example

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.
See Example

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.
See Example

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."
See Example

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."
See Example

Residence City

Key the residence city as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.
See Example

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.
See Example

Residence State

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



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