World Archives Project: Willamette, Oregon, Death Records, 1850-2006

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The burial place should be a geographical location--any cemetery names should be keyed into the "Cemetery" field.
The burial place should be a geographical location--any cemetery names should be keyed into the "Cemetery" field.
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Gender can be assumed based on key words, such as "mother of", "daughter of", "son of", husband of", etc. It can also be assumed based on gender specific prefixes.
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Gender can be assumed based on key words, such as "mother of", "daughter of", "son of", husband of", etc. It can also be assumed based on pronouns (i.e., he or she) or gender specific prefixes.
Note: The name of this database once it is live on Ancestry.com will be "Willamette Valley, Oregon, Death Records, 1850-2006".
Note: The name of this database once it is live on Ancestry.com will be "Willamette Valley, Oregon, Death Records, 1850-2006".
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Key the gender in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you. Gender can be assumed based on key words, such as "mother of", "daughter of", "son of", husband of", etc. It can also be assumed based on gender specific prefixes.
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Key the gender in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you. Gender can be assumed based on key words, such as "mother of", "daughter of", "son of", husband of", etc. It can also be assumed based on pronouns (i.e., he or she) and gender specific prefixes.
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====Death Day====
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Key the day from the death date.
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'''When you encounter records that only give a date for the service, no cemetery or interment mentioned, this should not be interpreted as a burial date.  However, if you encounter a record that states, "Funeral services Oct 3, at 9 am.  Interment to follow at Salem Cemetery" yes, you can conclude that the burial will also occur on Oct 3.'''
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====Burial Month====
Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the burial date, using the dictionary provided to assist you.
Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the burial date, using the dictionary provided to assist you.
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Key the burial place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Geographical locations should be separated with a comma, such as "Salem, Oregon". Cemetery names should be keyed in the cemetery field. Values after the word "Inter" that do not include the word cemetery and are in the dictionary should be keyed in the burial place field. If the value is not in the dictionary, key it in the cemetery field.
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Key the burial place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Geographical locations should be separated with a comma, such as "Salem, Oregon". Places with the word "Cemetery" should be keyed in the cemetery field, even if the word is in the burial dictionary. Values after the word "Inter" that do not include the word cemetery and are in the dictionary should be keyed in the burial place field. If the value is not in the dictionary, key it in the cemetery field.  If you are not sure if the place is a town or cemetery after consulting the dictionary - enter the place given in the burial location field.
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Key the cemetery name as seen on the record. Values after the word "Inter" that do not include the word cemetery and are in the dictionary should be keyed in the burial place field. If the value is not in the dictionary, key it in the cemetery field. The word 'cemetery' or 'cem' do not need to be keyed.  
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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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Current revision as of 01:22, 20 September 2013


About this project This collection contains various death records from Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Contents

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Project Instructions
This collection contains various death records from Willamette Valley, Oregon. From these images we are keying name, gender, death date and place, age at death, birth date and place, burial date and place, cemetery, and mother, father and spouse name where available.

The burial place should be a geographical location--any cemetery names should be keyed into the "Cemetery" field.

Gender can be assumed based on key words, such as "mother of", "daughter of", "son of", husband of", etc. It can also be assumed based on pronouns (i.e., he or she) or gender specific prefixes.

Note: The name of this database once it is live on Ancestry.com will be "Willamette Valley, Oregon, Death Records, 1850-2006".

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Death Record
Target
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data

Death Record

File:Willamette Death Record 1.JPG

Choose the "Death Record" form type when the image contains any kind of death record. This includes funeral home records, obituaries, cemetery records, and death certificates. For index cards that only contain a name with no obituary notice attached, it should be marked as "Cover page, Section header, etc."

Additional Image Samples

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

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.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.On death records "stillborn", "baby", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as Given names. If "child of Peter Pan" appears, key the complete phrase into the given name field.

Gender

Key the gender in its full form using the dictionary provided to assist you. Gender can be assumed based on key words, such as "mother of", "daughter of", "son of", husband of", etc. It can also be assumed based on pronouns (i.e., he or she) and gender specific prefixes.

Death Day

Key the day from the death date.

Death Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Death Year

Key the year from the death date.

Death Place

Key the death place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Only geographical locations should be keyed into the death place field. Geographical locations should be separated by a comma, such as "Salem, Oregon".

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. 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. If the age is less than one month, key "0."

Birth Day

Key the day from the birth date.

Birth Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the birth date, using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Birth Year

Key the year from the birth date.

Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Geographical locations should be separated with a comma, such as "Salem, Oregon".

Burial Day

Key the day from the burial date.

When you encounter records that only give a date for the service, no cemetery or interment mentioned, this should not be interpreted as a burial date. However, if you encounter a record that states, "Funeral services Oct 3, at 9 am. Interment to follow at Salem Cemetery" yes, you can conclude that the burial will also occur on Oct 3.

Burial Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the burial date, using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Burial Year

Key the year from the burial date.

Burial Place

Key the burial place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Geographical locations should be separated with a comma, such as "Salem, Oregon". Places with the word "Cemetery" should be keyed in the cemetery field, even if the word is in the burial dictionary. Values after the word "Inter" that do not include the word cemetery and are in the dictionary should be keyed in the burial place field. If the value is not in the dictionary, key it in the cemetery field. If you are not sure if the place is a town or cemetery after consulting the dictionary - enter the place given in the burial location field.

Cemetery

Key the cemetery name as seen on the record. Values after the word "Inter" that do not include the word cemetery and are in the dictionary should be keyed in the burial place field. If the value is not in the dictionary, key it in the cemetery field. The word 'cemetery' or 'cem' do not need to be keyed. If the word cemetery is in the name, key in the cemetery field (even if the word is in the burial field dictionary).

Spouse Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse 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.

Spouse Surname

Key the surname of the spouse as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Father Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the father 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.

Father Surname

Key the surname of the father as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Mother Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the mother 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.

Mother Surname

Key the surname of the mother as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Keying Image Samples

Keying Samples

Target

File:Willamette Target.JPG

Choose the "Target" form type when the image is of a color and/or grayscale target.



Cover page, Section header, etc.

File:Willamette Cover Page 1.JPG

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

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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