World Archives Project: Rosyth, Fife, Scotland, Employee Books, 1866-1920

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This collection contains employment records from the Rosyth Dockyards.

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Project Instructions The images in this collection include information on individuals who were employed with Rosyth Dockyard in and around Fife, Scotland. Please key all available fields from the Register form type. Occasionally, registers with small pieces of paper covering a portion of the image will appear. The information from these registers should NOT be keyed, and the image should be marked as a 'Cover page, Section header, etc.'

What Names Should I Key? Key every name that appears in the "Name" column of the employee books. Ages, birthdates, birthplaces, and employment dates typically also appear.

Project Form Types and Field Helps
Register
Cover page, Section header, etc.
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Register

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Mark an image as a 'Register' for images of registers of Rosyth Dockyard employees with names to key.

Register Keying Instructions

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space. The given name of the person may be found in the column labeled "Christian Name in Full".

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The surname of the person may be found in the column labeled "Name".

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III," following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record.

Age

Key the age at the time the record was recorded. If present, age may be found next to the keywords "Age at Entry".

Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" or certain acceptable fractions for ages displayed in months only. If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, “10 years, 7 months” would be keyed as “10". If an age includes both a year and a fraction, key only the year. For example, “3 3/12” would be keyed as "3". If an age appears only in months, key age as a fraction. For example, “7 Months” would be keyed as “7/12” and “18 Months” would be keyed as "18/12". If an age is expressed in weeks, days, or hours, “0” (zero) should be keyed as the age. For example, “3 weeks” would be keyed as “0” and “8 weeks” would be keyed as “0”.

Birth Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the birth date. The birth date may be found following the keywords "Date of Birth". Dates typically appear in day-month-year format.

Birth Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the birth date using the dictionary provided for assistance. The birth date may be found following the keywords "Date of Birth". Dates typically appear in day-month-year format.

Birth Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the birth date. If only two digits of a year are present on the image, then only those digits should be keyed. The birth date may be found following the keywords "Date of Birth". Dates typically appear in day-month-year format. If only two digits of a year are present on the image, then only those digits should be keyed. Years should not be inferred.

Birthplace

Key the birthplace as seen on the record. The birthplace may be found following the keywords "Place of Birth".

Employment Start Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the FIRST employment date found in the column labeled "Detail of Service - From". Dates typically appear in day-month-year format. Please see image samples for further clarification.

Employment Start Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the FIRST employment date found in the column labeled "Detail of Service - From" using the dictionary provided for assistance. Dates typically appear in day-month-year format. Please see image samples for further clarification.

Employment Start Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the FIRST employment date found in the column labeled "Detail of Service - From". Dates typically appear in day-month-year format. Please see image samples for further clarification. If only two digits of a year are present on the image, then only those digits should be keyed. Years should not be inferred.

Employment End Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the LAST employment date found in the column labeled "Detail of Service - To" using the dictionary provided for assistance. Dates typically appear in day-month-year format. Please see image samples for further clarification.

Employment End Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the LAST employment date found in the column labeled "Detail of Service - To". Dates typically appear in day-month-year format. Please see image samples for further clarification.

Employment End Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the LAST employment date found in the column labeled "Detail of Service - To". Dates typically appear in day-month-year format. Please see image samples for further clarification. If only two digits of a year are present on the image, then only those digits should be keyed. Years should not be inferred.

Register Image Samples



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.

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.