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U.S. Military Registers Date instructions Update

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Re: U.S. Military Registers Date instructions Update

Posted: 8 Mar 2014 6:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Mar 2014 7:32PM GMT
Since it's a future date, the event might not even have happened. They may have died before they were promoted. Hence, the eligibility date would be meaningless to a researcher; whereas, the date they entered the service would be valuable. On the image set I'm keying, the eligibility dates will always be the most recent.

Wiki: If there is an actual Military event date, as opposed to the Eligible for promotion date which isn't an event that has occurred, use the other date. However, if just a Promotion Eligibility Date was present on the record it would be keyed. So in your example you would use the pay entry date. Annafechter 18:54, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

So do I key the most recent date regardless of whether it's an actual date or a future date, or do I key the pay entry date as stated above?

In the attachment, do I key the Promotion Elig date or the Pay Entry Date?

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
annafechter 28 Feb 2014 10:56PM GMT 
sondra1948 8 Mar 2014 2:48AM GMT 
wiedwoman 8 Mar 2014 9:29AM GMT 
sondra1948 9 Mar 2014 1:27AM GMT 
wiedwoman 9 Mar 2014 7:39AM GMT 
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