World Archives Project: Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

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About this project This collection contains images of the Ottawa Journal that contain birth, marriage, or death notices.

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Newspaper Page

Newspaper Page

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Choose the "Newspaper Page" form type when the image contains notices of vital events. All images should be classified as the "Newspaper Page" form type. There should be no Cover page, Section header, etc. or Image with no data form types.

Notice Type

Key the type of the notice using the dictionary for assistance. Possible options are: Birth, Engagement, Marriage, Death, Obituary, and Memoriam.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.For records where the notice type is "Engagement" or "Marriage," key the groom's name into the name fields and the bride's name into the spouse name fields.
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Surname

Key the surname as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.For records where the notice type is "Engagement" or "Marriage," key the groom's name into the name fields and the bride's name into the spouse name fields.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.For records where the notice type is "Engagement" or "Marriage," key the groom's name into the name fields and the bride's name into the spouse name fields.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.On birth and death records "son", "daughter", "stillborn", "child", "unknown", or "not stated" may appear. Key these as prefixes if no name is given for the child. If "child of Robert Ferrars" appears, key "child of" as a prefix then key the father name as Robert Ferrars.For records where the notice type is "Engagement" or "Marriage," key the groom's name into the name fields and the bride's name into the spouse name fields.
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Gender

Key the gender in its full form. Gender will need to be inferred for an individual based of whether they are a son or daughter, husband or wife, or mother or father of an individual. If gender cannot be reasonably inferred, then leave this field blank.
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Birth Day

Key the day from the birth date. If a vital date is not present in the notice but can be calculated with the information given, calculate the date and key this into the appropriate vital date fields. For example, if you have an obituary that does not have a date but says the individual died on "Wednesday," and at the top of the image there's a publication date of "Friday, November 7, 1844" then you can calculate and key the death date as "5 Nov 1844."
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Birth Month

Key the month in its three letter abbreviation from the birth date. If a vital date is not present in the notice but can be calculated with the information given, calculate the date and key this into the appropriate vital date fields. For example, if you have an obituary that does not have a date but says the individual died on "Wednesday," and at the top of the image there's a publication date of "Friday, November 7, 1844" then you can calculate and key the death date as "5 Nov 1844."
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Birth Year

Key the year from the birth date. If the year in the date is not given in the notice, the publication year at the top of the image should be keyed.If a vital date is not present in the notice but can be calculated with the information given, calculate the date and key this into the appropriate vital date fields. For example, if you have an obituary that does not have a date but says the individual died on "Wednesday," and at the top of the image there's a publication date of "Friday, November 7, 1844" then you can calculate and key the death date as "5 Nov 1844."
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Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key any street addresses or names of hospitals. If the hospital name contains a geographical location, key the geographical location only. Separate any geographical loactions with a comma, such as "Bath, England."
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Marriage Day

Key the day from the marriage date. If a vital date is not present in the notice but can be calculated with the information given, calculate the date and key this into the appropriate vital date fields. For example, if you have an obituary that does not have a date but says the individual died on "Wednesday," and at the top of the image there's a publication date of "Friday, November 7, 1844" then you can calculate and key the death date as "5 Nov 1844."
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Marriage Month

Key the month in its three letter abbreviation from the marriage date. If a vital date is not present in the notice but can be calculated with the information given, calculate the date and key this into the appropriate vital date fields. For example, if you have an obituary that does not have a date but says the individual died on "Wednesday," and at the top of the image there's a publication date of "Friday, November 7, 1844" then you can calculate and key the death date as "5 Nov 1844."
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Marriage Year

Key the year from the marriage date. If the year in the date is not given in the notice, the publication year at the top of the image should be keyed.If a vital date is not present in the notice but can be calculated with the information given, calculate the date and key this into the appropriate vital date fields. For example, if you have an obituary that does not have a date but says the individual died on "Wednesday," and at the top of the image there's a publication date of "Friday, November 7, 1844" then you can calculate and key the death date as "5 Nov 1844."
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Marriage Place

Key the marriage place as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key any street addresses. Seperate any geographical locations with a comma, such as "Bath, England."
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Death Day

Key the day from the death date. If a vital date is not present in the notice but can be calculated with the information given, calculate the date and key this into the appropriate vital date fields. For example, if you have an obituary that does not have a date but says the individual died on "Wednesday," and at the top of the image there's a publication date of "Friday, November 7, 1844" then you can calculate and key the death date as "5 Nov 1844."
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Death Month

Key the month in its three letter abbreviation from the death date. If a vital date is not present in the notice but can be calculated with the information given, calculate the date and key this into the appropriate vital date fields. For example, if you have an obituary that does not have a date but says the individual died on "Wednesday," and at the top of the image there's a publication date of "Friday, November 7, 1844" then you can calculate and key the death date as "5 Nov 1844."
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Death Year

Key the year from the deathe date. If the year in the date is not given in the notice, the publication year at the top of the image should be keyed.If a vital date is not present in the notice but can be calculated with the information given, calculate the date and key this into the appropriate vital date fields. For example, if you have an obituary that does not have a date but says the individual died on "Wednesday," and at the top of the image there's a publication date of "Friday, November 7, 1844" then you can calculate and key the death date as "5 Nov 1844."
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Death Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Do not key any street addresses or names of hospitals. If the hospital name contains a geographical location, key the geographical location only. Seperate any geographical loactions with a comma, such as "Bath, England."
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Father Given

Key the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the father of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. For engagments and marriages the primary person is the groom. If a person's parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly", the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the surname "Knightly" is the only thing that should be keyed for the mother. If the parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly (nee Isabella Woodhouse)" then the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the mother's name should be keyed as "Isabella Woodhouse."
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Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. For engagments and marriages the primary person is the groom. If a person's parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly", the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the surname "Knightly" is the only thing that should be keyed for the mother. If the parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly (nee Isabella Woodhouse)" then the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the mother's name should be keyed as "Isabella Woodhouse."
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Mother Given

Key the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the mother of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. For engagments and marriages the primary person is the groom. If a person's parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly", the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the surname "Knightly" is the only thing that should be keyed for the mother. If the parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly (nee Isabella Woodhouse)" then the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the mother's name should be keyed as "Isabella Woodhouse."
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Mother Surname

Key the surname of the mother of the primary person as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. For engagments and marriages the primary person is the groom. If a person's parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly", the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the surname "Knightly" is the only thing that should be keyed for the mother. If the parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly (nee Isabella Woodhouse)" then the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the mother's name should be keyed as "Isabella Woodhouse."
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Spouse Given

Key the given name or initial and any middle names of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods.For records where the notice type is "Engagement" or "Marriage," key the groom's name into the name fields and the bride's name into the spouse name fields.
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Spouse Surname

Key the surname of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.For records where the notice type is "Engagement" or "Marriage," key the groom's name into the name fields and the bride's name into the spouse name fields.
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Spouse Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you.For records where the notice type is "Engagement" or "Marriage," key the groom's name into the name fields and the bride's name into the spouse name fields.
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Spouse Gender

Key the gender in its full form. Gender will need to be inferred for an individual based of whether they are a son or daughter, husband or wife, or mother or father of an individual. If gender cannot be reasonably inferred, then leave this field blank.
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Spouse Father Given

Key the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the father of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. For engagments and marriages the spouse is the bride. If a person's parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly", the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the surname "Knightly" is the only thing that should be keyed for the mother. If the parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly (nee Isabella Woodhouse)" then the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the mother's name should be keyed as "Isabella Woodhouse."
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Spouse Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. For engagments and marriages the spouse is the bride. If a person's parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly", the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the surname "Knightly" is the only thing that should be keyed for the mother. If the parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly (nee Isabella Woodhouse)" then the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the mother's name should be keyed as "Isabella Woodhouse."
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Spouse Mother Given

Key the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the mother of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. For engagments and marriages the spouse is the bride. If a person's parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly", the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the surname "Knightly" is the only thing that should be keyed for the mother. If the parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly (nee Isabella Woodhouse)" then the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the mother's name should be keyed as "Isabella Woodhouse."
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Spouse Mother Surname

Key the surname of the mother of the spouse as seen on the image using the dictionary provided to assist you. For engagments and marriages the spouse is the bride. If a person's parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly", the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the surname "Knightly" is the only thing that should be keyed for the mother. If the parents' names appear as "Mr. & Mrs. John Knightly (nee Isabella Woodhouse)" then the father's name should be keyed as "John Knightly" and the mother's name should be keyed as "Isabella Woodhouse."
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