World Archives Project: Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications

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Revision as of 23:10, 20 November 2013

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

Contents

Testing

This project is currently in testing and is not available for keying.

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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.

NOTE: There are two types of image examples in the "Line of Eligibility" form type section of the wiki. One is for how to key the names, the other is how to key the Person ID.

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
Cover page, Section header, etc
Image with no data

Application



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 Descendants
Application 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.

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.

Keying Image Samples

Line of Eligibility



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.

Additional Image Samples

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

Birth Day

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

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.

Birth Year

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

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".

Death Day

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

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.

Death Year

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

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".

Marriage Day

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

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.

Marriage Year

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

Keying Image Samples

Application Letter



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



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.

Additional Image Sample


Cover page, Section header, etc



Use the "Cover page, Section header, etc” form type for images that do not contain data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide context for the image set. Example: historical notes, affidavits, ect.

Image with no data



Use the “Image with no data” form type for images that do not contain data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. Example: An image containing a blank background.

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