World Archives Project: OSL - AWAP - US Military Registers, Army National Guard

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About this project This collection contains Military Registers of various military branches published between the years 1902 and 1985.

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Military Register

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Choose the "Military Register" form type when the image contains names to key. Some images will have place locations named after people. If an image only contains place locations named after people it should not be keyed and marked as "Cover page, Section header, etc."

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.Some images contain place locations named after people. We are not keying these place locations.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering periods.Some images contain place locations named after people. We are not keying these place locations.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.Some images contain place locations named after people. We are not keying these place locations.
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Military Day

Key the day from the military date as seen on the record. Military dates include, but are not limited to, enlistment dates, service dates, dates of rank, and retirement dates. When multiple dates appear for an individual key from the latest date.When there is a list of names without dates, use the date from the header. If there isn't a date in the header, leave the date fields empty.
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Military Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the military date using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Military dates include, but are not limited to, enlistment dates, service dates, dates of rank, and retirement dates. When multiple dates appear for an individual key from the most recent date. When there is a list of names without dates, use the date from the header. If there isn't a date in the header, leave the date fields empty.
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Military Year

Key the year from the military date as seen on the record. The year will appear in either a 2 digit or 4 digit format. Do not expand 2 digit years. Military dates include, but are not limited to, enlistment dates, service dates, dates of rank, and retirement dates. When multiple dates appear for an individual key from the latest date.In cases where the year is listed only once for the first individual, copy down the year from the previous entry. When there is a list of names without dates, use the date from the header. If there isn't a date in the header, leave the date fields empty.
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Birth Day

Key the day from the birth date as seen on the record. The birth date will often appear after the abbreviations "b." or "bo."
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Birth Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the birth date using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. The birth date will often appear after the abbreviations "b." or "bo."
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Birth Year

Key the year from the birth date as seen on the record. The year will appear in either a 2 digit or 4 digit format. Do not expand 2 digit years. The birth date will often appear after the abbreviations "b." or "bo."
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Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The birth place will often appear after the abbreviations "b." or "bo."If a street address appears in the birth place, do not key the house number or street name. Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Boston, Massachusetts."
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Target

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Choose "Target" form type when the image is of a color and/or grays cale target. Target images are used to determine focus and color balance in the initial digitizing process.



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