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U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)

U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 7:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Please post questions, feedback and comments regarding the U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4) project on this thread.

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Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 12:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Would the state shown here be the birth state?
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Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 4:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Since there isn't a specific title linked with the state we would not key it.

Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)-problem entering double digit months

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 4:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Please advise everyone to be cautious when entering digits for months. Although we no longer have to F7 double digit months, the month doesn't accept typed double digits. I have found that when I try to type in a 2 digit number for a month it will not accept it, and the only way to get it typed in is to use the drop down menu. For people like me who are very experienced typists, that slows us down and interrupts our rhythm. Can you please have the technical experts fix this problem?
Thanks;
Kathie

Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)-problem entering double digit months

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 7:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
It's working o.k. for me, Kathie. It will allow me to type in any number of digits, even if I type them slowly. Hopefully that means they have fixed it since you posted?

Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)-problem entering double digit months

Posted: 20 Feb 2014 10:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am having the same problem as Kathie mentioned only it is very sporadic, occasionally it does pick up both digits but more often it only picks up the number 1 or else seems to randomly assign a second digit.

we need to be very careful about keying these, perhaps a warning could be put on the wiki for this project

pat

Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 2:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
This project is my first experience with keying the military projects. Kinda ironic since I served for 23+ years. But that's a different topic. My question is about the different date keying instructions. Since we are only keying numbers for all date components, do we pad with leading zeros or not? The instructions and the keying standards do not really specify.

Regards,

Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 2:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Keying standards do state -
"If the DAY appears as 04 on the record the date should be entered as 4."

Kerrie.

Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)

Posted: 21 Feb 2014 4:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
In the attached image, should the latest military date be 60? This is the date that Baker graduated from an officer's course. Even though it is only a year and not a full date such as 11 Dec 58. This issue seemed to have a high level of confusion in previous military register projects.

Greg
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Re: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)

Posted: 22 Feb 2014 12:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Greg,
Yes - you would key the year as 60 since that is the most recent date on the record. I am curious how many contributors wouldn't see "60" as a date - since in this example there are a few other dates with month and day as well.
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