World Archives Project: Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875

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About this project This collection contains information for Scottish immigrants to the United States and Canada mostly compiled from Scottish newspapers. We will be keying names and various vital dates and places.

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Project Instruction
This collection contains information for Scottish immigrants to the United States and Canada mostly compiled from Scottish newspapers. We will be keying names and various vital dates and places.

Not all records will contain all fields.
Project-specific sample images and form field help:

Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Record Page
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data

Record Page

scotsusacan-003475.10.jpg
Keying Example








Choose the Record Page form type for all images that contain keyable records.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs" as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Alias Surname

Key any alias given name as seen on the record using the dictionary to assist you. Alias names may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may br preceded by the abbreviation "for" or the words "nee" or "formerly".

Father Given

Key any given names or initial with any middle names or initials of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Origin Place

Key the place that the person is listed as being "from" as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Newport, Rhode Island".

Birth Day

Key the birth day from the birth date.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Birth Month

Key the three letter abbreviation of the birth month from the designated birth date using the provided dictionary.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Birth Year

Key the birth year in the birth date.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Newport, Rhode Island".

Spouse Given

Key the given name or initial and any middle names of the spouse of the primary person to whom the record applies as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Spouse Surname

Key the surname of the spouse of the primary person to whom the record applies as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Spouse Father Given

Key the first name with any middle names or initials of the father of the spouse as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Spouse Father Surname

Key the surname of the spouse's father as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Marriage Day

Key the marriage day from the marriage date.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Marriage Month

Key the marriage month in its three letter abbreviation from the marriage date using the dictionary to assist you.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Marriage Year

Key the marriage year from the marriage date.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Marriage Place

Key the marriage place as seen on the record.

Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Newport, Rhode Island".

Death Day

Key the death day from the death date.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Death Month

Key the death month in its three letter abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided to assist you.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Death Year

Key the death year from the death date.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Death Place

Key the death place as seen on the record.

Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Newport, Rhode Island".

Residence Year

Key the residence year from the residence date.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Residence Place

Key the residence place as seen on the record. The Residence Place will normally follow the keyword "of [Place]".

Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Newport, Rhode Island".

Arrival Year

Key the arrival year from the arrival date.

All dates will be in day-month-year format. A date that appears as 10.6.1753 should be keyed as 10 Jun 1753. If a date appears as simply 12.1753 the first number is indicating the month, and should be keyed as Dec 1753.

Arrival Place

Key the arrival place as seen on the record.

Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Newport, Rhode Island".

Keying Image Samples

Cover page, Section header, etc.


File:Scots in USA Canada Cover Page Sample 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:Scots in West Indies 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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