World Archives Project: Mayflower Births & Deaths, Vol. I & 2

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About this project This collection contains birth and death information of Mayflower desendants from twenty-three original families.

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Descendant List

Descendant List

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Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen. On birth and death records "stillborn", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as prefixes. If "child of Peter Pan" appears, key the complete phrase into the prefix field unless there is a father name field. If there is a father field, key "child of" as a prefix then key the father name as Peter Pan.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.The Given can be found in either a standard record entry, or following a "Children of" entry. In a standard entry, the Given name is most often in the form of: Given SURNAME... In a "Children of" entry the Given name is most often found in the format of: CHILDREN OF Given SURNAME...
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Surname

The Surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.The Surname can be found in either a standard record entry, or following a "Children of" entry. In a standard entry, the Surname is most often in the form of: Given SURNAME... In a "Children of" entry the Surname is most often found in the format of: CHILDREN OF Given SURNAME...
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Alias Surname

Key any Alias Surname which appears. Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name will be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the abbreviation "for" or the words "nee" or "formerly". All the rules for keying a primary name should also be followed for keying any alias name.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Relationship

Relationship to head of household.
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Parent Given

The Parent's name will usually be listed in Parenthesis immediately following the Primary Name. Use the Given name dictionary to assist in keying this field.
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Parent Surname

The Parent's surname will usually be listed in Parenthesis immediately following the Primary Name. Use the provided surname dictionary to assist in keying this field. Oftentimes only a given name is recorded.
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Spouse Prefix

Key any titles before the SpouseGiven name, such as "Mr", "Mrs", "Rev", or "Dr", of the spouse of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If the spouse prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the spouse prefix as seen.
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Spouse Given

The Spouse Given is the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Spouse Given name using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse given name as seen.
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Spouse Surname

The Spouse Surname is the last name of the spouse of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Spouse Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the spouse surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse surname as seen.
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Spouse Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the spouse of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a spouse suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the spouse suffix as seen.
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Number of Children

Key the Number of Children indicated on a Children of record. The Number of Children is indicated in the parenthasis following the Husband and wife's name. Sometimes the entry will only list some of the children, such as (2 of 6). In such cases, key the first number, not the total number.
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Birth Day

Key the birth day.
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Birth Month

Key the birth month from the designated birth date.
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Birth Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits.
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Birth Place

Key the birth place from the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a location is not found in the dictionary then key the location as seen.
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Death Day

Key the death day from the designated death date.
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Death Month

Key the death month from the designated death date.  Using the provided dictionary, key the three-letter abbreviation for the month.
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Death Year

Key the Death Year from the designated death date.
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Death Place

Key the death place.
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