World Archives Project: Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857

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About this project This collection contains a typed compilation of records concerning those Scots that came and lived in the West Indies during the 1707-1857. It includes emigration records, birth, marriage, and death records, as well as other miscellanoeous events that occured during an individual's life.

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Project Instructions
This collection contains a typed compilation of records taken from Scottish newspapers, archive collections, and other sources, concerning those Scots that came and lived in the West Indies during the 1707-1857. It includes emigration, birth, marriage, and death information, as well as other miscellaneous events that occurred during an individual's life.

From these records we are keying name, vital information, parents' name, residence place and date, as well as arrival year and location. Records contain only what information was available on the individual, so all records will not contain all fields. Records must be read to extract the information available.


Project-specific sample images and form field help:

Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.

Image: ScotsinUSandCanadakeyingabbrv.jpg

Record Page
Cover page, Section header, etc.
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Record Page

scotswestindies-003312.1.jpg

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

Additional Image Samples

Surname

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

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 of the primary person to whom the record pertains 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.

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 birth month in its three-letter abbreviation from the birth dayte 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.

Birth Year

Key the birth year 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 Place

Key the birth place as seen from the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Separate geographical locations with a comma, such as "Glasgow, Scotland".

Father Given

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

Mother Given

Key the mother given name as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Mother Surname

Key the mother surname 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".

Spouse Given

Key the spouse given name as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Spouse Surname

Key the spouse surname 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 abbrecviation from the marriage 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.

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.

Death Place

Key the death place as seen on the record. Do not key the probate location as the death place.

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 provided 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.

Death Year

Key the death year from the from the death date. If no death date appears, but a probate year is given, key the year only from the probate date into the death year field.

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]". Do not key the probate location as the residence place.

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.

Departure Place

Key the departure place as seen on the record.

Departure Year

Key the departure year from the departure 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.

Arrival Year

Key the arrival year from the arrival date. It will typically appear after the name of the ship, which is underlined.

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.

Keying Image Samples

Cover page, Section header, etc.


File:Scots in West Indies 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: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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