World Archives Project: Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications

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About this project This collection contains applications from persons desiring to be admitted into the "Society of Mayflower Descendants".

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Project Instructions This collection contains applications from persons desiring to be admitted into the "Society of Mayflower Descendants". Records are handwritten by the applicant who requested admittqance. We will be keying name along with a person ID (explained below), Spouse (and person ID), gender, birth date and place, marriage date and place and death date and place.

To key person ID:
Step 1: Capture the name on line 1 as "1a".
Step 2: Beginning with line 2, capture the first name (record) as 2a and the second name (record) as 2b.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 for all remaining lines.

Person ID notes: Person ID will only be captured on "Line of Eligibility" forms. Please refer to wiki image samples for further clarification.

The "applicant" and the "pilgrim's" entire name (prefix-given-surname-suffix) in the "Application" form type will be keyed into ONE field.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:

Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Application
Line of Eligibility
Application Letter
Microfilm

Application

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Choose the "Application" form type for tri-folded images containing the name of the Applicant, Patriot, Residence City/State and Notification Date. These images will need rotated in order to properly read the information being keyed. When rotated correctly directly above the information being keyed in bolded letters is written: "Pennsylvania Society of Mayflower DescendantsApplication For Membership"

Applicant

Key the prefix, given, surname and suffix of the applicant into the same field using the following standards: Prefix: Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Only prefix values should be keyed into the prefix field. 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. Surname: Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. 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.
See Example

Pilgrim

Key the prefix, given, surname and suffix of the pilgrim into the same field using the following standards: Prefix: Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Only prefix values should be keyed into the prefix field. 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. Surname: Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. 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.
See Example

Line of Eligibility

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Choose the "Line of Eligibility" form type for images with "Statement of line of Eligibility for Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants" written at the top of the image in bold letters.

Person ID

Key a Person ID for each individual keyed in the following manner:Step 1: Capture the name on line 1 as "1a". Step 2: Beginning with line 2, capture the first name (record) as 2a and the second name (record) as 2b.Step 3: Repeat step 2 for all remaining lines.
See Example

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Only prefix values should be keyed into the prefix field.Key every name on the image with a corresponding Person ID according to Person ID instructions.
See Example

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.Key every name on the image with a corresponding Person ID according to Person ID instructions.
See Example

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.Key every name on the image with a corresponding Person ID according to Person ID instructions.
See Example

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.Key every name on the image with a corresponding Person ID according to Person ID instructions.
See Example

Gender

Key the gender in its full form using the dictionary provided for assistance. Gender may be determined by key words, such as "His daughter" or "Their son" preceding the name. You may assume the opposite gender when keying gender for a spouse.
See Example

Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Birth place may be found by the words "born at".
See Example

Birth Day

Key the day from the birth date as seen on the record. Birth date should follow birth place on the form.
See Example

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. Birth date should follow birth place on the form.
See Example

Birth Year

Key the year from the birth date as seen on the record. Birth date should follow birth place on the form.
See Example

Death Place

Key the death place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Death place may be found by the words "died at".
See Example

Death Day

Key the day from the death date as seen on the record. Death date should follow death place on the form.
See Example

Death Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the marriage date using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Death date should follow death place on the form.
See Example

Death Year

Key the year from the marriage date as seen on the record. Death date should follow death place on the form.
See Example

Marriage Place

Key the marriage place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Marriage place may be found by the words "married at".
See Example

Marriage Day

Key the day from the marriage date as seen on the record. Marriage date should follow marriage place on the form.
See Example

Marriage Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the marriage date using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Marriage date should follow marriage place on the form.
See Example

Marriage Year

Key the year from the marriage date as seen on the record. Marriage date should follow marriage place on the form.
See Example

Application Letter

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Choose the "Application Letter" form type when images are a letter applying for membership. These images have the following written at the top of the image."Application for MembershipTo the Society of Mayflower Descendants"There are no fields to key for this type of image.

Microfilm

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Choose the "Microfilm" form type for all images that contain information about the microfilm reel. These are images that were introduced to the collection when it was microfilmed, and are not part of the registers. See the wiki page for examples.



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