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U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 2)

U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 2)

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 5:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
If you have questions about the U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 2) project please post them on this thread.

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Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 2)

Posted: 25 Oct 2013 9:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
The instructions say: Choose the "Military Register" form type when the image contains names to key. Some images will have place locations named after people. If an image only contains place locations named after people it should not be keyed and marked as "Cover page, Section header, etc."
In the last project I took that to mean if there were no service or birth dates, it was a cover page (like the index pages), but this time both Keying Examples are names-only pages. Are we to key them this time around, or is that an error? (Or did I do it wrong last time?) Thanks!

Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 2)

Posted: 25 Oct 2013 3:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
If there are names on a page (even with no DOB or DOS) they should be keyed. The only exception would be if it says "Index" at the top of the page.

Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 2)

Posted: 25 Oct 2013 10:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks!

Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 2)

Posted: 28 Oct 2013 2:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Do I understand correctly -- we index what we see. If the month is a digit we type a digit rather than the name of the month? So if I am doing retirement dates that are presented as 6409 I type 09 for the month? and 64 for the year? I find 2 problems with that. 1. The military date heading does not say "month", it says "military". And I find typing digits in that entry slot is almost impossible. Am I incorrect?

Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 2)

Posted: 28 Oct 2013 12:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have men where the date of rank is blank, but there is a date for the basic pay entry date. Do we key from the pay rate is no date of rank is present?

Kathie
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