Talk:World Archives Project: U.S., Military Registers, 1862-1970 (Part 4)

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  Q: Would the state shown here be the birth state?
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A: If there isn't an indication to what the state is referring to, birth state or event/military state, it should not be keyed. Annafechter 16:50, 20 February 2014 (UTC)


Q: Same example as above. Would the promotion eligible date be keyed as the Military date? (Even though any promotion might be some time after this date). The only other date is basic pay entry date which is earlier.

A: Amended by Anna - 2/28/2014 - "We have updated the Military Date fields. Based on feedback and further discussions with the Content Manager a decision was made to stay with the instruction to key the most recent date - regardless of what type of "event" this is.

We apologize for the confusion caused over the past week regarding which dates should be keyed. Thank you for your patience and contributions!"

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