World Archives Project: UK, Memorial Books WWI & WWII, 1914-1945

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About this project This is a collection of books containing names of the staff that served in WWI and WWII. All of the lists contain names, and some may contain information relating to birth, death, and military promotions.

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Project Instructions
This is a collection of books containing names of the staff that served in WWI and WWII. All of the lists contain names, and some may contain information relating to birth, death, and military promotions.

Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.

Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates.

Do not key any names from the appendix pages. If a page is marked as an appendix, select the capture form type.


Project-specific sample images and form field help:

Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
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Select the Data formtype for images containing names and dates. Data forms may contain lists of soldiers, narratives of battles, and photographs. Key all available information from dataform types. Do not key any information from appendix pages.

Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
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Surname

The Surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
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Birth Day

Key the birth day. Birthdate will mostly be found in lists, near the name of the person. Birthdate may be found on pages with photographs, although this is less likely.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
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Birth Month

Key the birth month from the designated birth date. Birthdate will mostly be found in lists, near the name of the person. Birthdate may be found on pages with photographs, although this is less likely.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
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Birth Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits. Birthdate will mostly be found in lists, near the name of the person. Birthdate may be found on pages with photographs, although this is less likely.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
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Birth Place

Key the birth place from the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a location is not found in the dictionary then key the location as seen. Birthplace will mostly be found in lists, near the name of the person. Birthplace may be found on pages with photographs, although this is less likely.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
See Example

Death Day

Key the death day from the designated death date. Death date will be more prevalent than birth date in this collection. On pages that appear to outline the battle, death date may need to be taken from the context of the image.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
See Example

Death Month

Key the death month from the designated death date.  Using the provided dictionary, key the three-letter abbreviation for the month. Death date will be more prevalent than birth date in this collection. On pages that appear to outline the battle, death date may need to be taken from the context of the image.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
See Example

Death Year

Key the Death Year from the designated death date. Death date will be more prevalent than birth date in this collection. On pages that appear to outline the battle, death date may need to be taken from the context of the image.Narratives of battles, with details of assignments will also be included. Key the names of all people mentioned in these narratives, their birth and death dates and birth places, where available.Pages of photographs are also included in this collection. Key the names of the photo captions, with applicable birth and death dates. Do not key any records from pages marked "Appendix".
See Example

Keying Samples

Capture

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Select the capture form type for all images that contain no names, or are appendix pages. See sample images for clarification.

Index

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Index images will contain names, followed by page numbers. Do not key any names from index images.



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