World Archives Project: California, World War I Soldier Photographs

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About this project This project contains images of envelopes, photographs, and backs of photographs for soldiers serving in World War I from the state of California.  The project level is set at Very Easy as the images are well organized and there is very little to key from the images.

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Project-specific sample images and form field help:

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Card
Photo with Card Info
EnvelopeFile
Photo Only

Card

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This form type is for the back of the photographs which look like cards. They contain handwritten information that includes the soldier's name, and sometimes other information such as a residence or military information. Soldiers' names should be keyed from this form type, as well as residence information when available.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", or "Mr" using the provided drop-down list for assistance. Military ranks such as captain, corporal, private, etc. should be keyed as a prefix. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen. Do not expand abbreviated prefixes; simply key them as seen.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the soldier using the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list then key the name as seen.
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Surname

Key the surname of the soldier, using the provided drop-down list for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the list then key the surname as seen.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the soldier, using the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in the list then key the suffix as seen.
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Residence

Key the soldier's home residence if listed. The residence may consist of a street address, city, and/or state. Key all parts of the residence as seen with all original punctuation excluding periods. Separate portions of a residence such as street address and city with a comma. If the soldier does not include a home address but there is an address listed for a family member such a mother or father, key that address as the home address. Please remember to key as seen, including any abbreviations.
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Photo with Card Info

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Use this form type for images that contain a photo, but also has information (such as the soldier's name) written on it.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", or "Mr" using the provided drop-down list for assistance. Military ranks such as captain, corporal, private, etc. should be keyed as a prefix. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen. Do not expand abbreviated prefixes; simply key them as seen.
See Example

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the soldier using the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear in the list then key the name as seen.
See Example

Surname

Key the surname of the soldier, using the provided drop-down list for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the list then key the surname as seen.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the soldier, using the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in the list then key the suffix as seen.
See Example

Residence

Key the soldier's home residence if listed. The residence may consist of a street address, city, and/or state. Key all parts of the residence as seen with all original punctuation excluding periods. Separate portions of a residence such as street address and city with a comma. If the soldier does not include a home address but there is an address listed for a family member such a mother or father, key that address as the home address. Please remember to key as seen, including any abbreviations.
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EnvelopeFile

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This form type is for the images that look like an envelope, cover page or index card. The name of the soldier is printed clearly at the top of the file.

Photo Only

Use this form type for photographs of soldiers with no information written on them. If there is information to be keyed written on a photograph, use the "Photo with Card Info" form type instead.



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