World Archives Project: Rutherford County, North Carolina, Marriages, 1779-1868

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About this project For this project we will be keing marriage bond records from Rutherford county, North Carolina.

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Project Instructions
This collection contains marriage bond records from Rutherford county, North Carolina from 1779-1868.

For this project we are keying name, spouse name, marriage bond date, and, where available, marriage date.

Most often the records will appear in this format: Surname, Prefix, Given, Suffix & Spouse Given, Spouse Surname, Marriage Bond Day, Marriage Bond Month, Marriage BondYear; ... m Marriage Day, Marriage Month, Marriage Year.

Most often, only a Marriage Bond date is given, but sometimes only a Marriage Date is given. If present, the marriage date will be noted by a lower case "m."

We will not be keying the name of the bondsman, which appears after the marriage bond date. The name of the bondsman is preceded by the abbreviation "bm".



Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Marriage Record Cover page, Section header, etc. Image with no data

Marriage Record

gpc_marrrutherfordcntync-0006.jpg

Choose the Marriage Record form type for all images containing marriage information.

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.

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.

Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.

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.

Spouse Given

Key the Spouse given name or initial and any middle names 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.

Spouse Surname

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.

Marriage Bond Day

The Marriage Bond Day is the first element in the marriage bond date. Key as seen.

Marriage Bond Month

The Marriage Bond Month is the second element in the marriage bond date. Using the dictionary provided, key the month in its three-letter abbreviation.

Marriage Bond Year

The Marriage Bond Year is the third element in the marriage bond date. The Year must be either two or four digits. The expected year range is 1779-1868

Marriage Day

The Marriage Day is the first element in the marriage date. Key as seen.

Marriage Month

The Marriage Month is the second element in the marriage date. Using the dictionary provided, key the month in its three-letter abbreviation.

Marriage Year

The Marriage Year is the third element in the marriage date. Key as seen.

Keying Samples

Cover page, Section header, etc.


File:Rutherford_Cover_page_Example_1.JPG

Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Additional Image Samples

Image with no data


File:Rutherford_Image_no_data_Example_1.JPG

Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.

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