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?
- 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: 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)
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