World Archives Project: Texas, Memorials and Petitions, 1836-1937

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About this project Folders containing the petitions or applications for different things from the State of Texas.

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Folder Cover
File Card

Folder Cover

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Main form of the project. This will be the first image in the group of images that pertain to one event. Fields to be keyed will be keyed from these images. There are some forms that relate to individuals but there will also be some that relate to organizations.Names will generally be divided by commas. Any name values that do not have a comma or organizations, should just be keyed into the given name field.

Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in the dictionary then key the prefix as seen.Names in the folder header title are generally divided by a comma with the surname preceeding the comma. If no comma appears, key the entire name into the given name field. If "name" is obviously an organization instead of a name, key into the given name.
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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. Names in the folder header title are generally divided by a comma with the surname preceeding the comma. If no comma appears, key the entire name into the given name field. If "name" is obviously an organization instead of a name, key into the given name.
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Surname

The Surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.Names in the folder header title are generally divided by a comma with the surname preceeding the comma. If no comma appears, key the entire name into the given name field. If "name" is obviously an organization instead of a name, key into the given name.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in the dictionary then key the suffix as seen.Names in the folder header title are generally divided by a comma with the surname preceeding the comma. If no comma appears, key the entire name into the given name field. If "name" is obviously an organization instead of a name, key into the given name.
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Folder Title

Issue that is being outlined in the petition or that the memorial is pertaining to. This will generally be found on the second line of the folder header following the name of the person or organization involved. It will sometimes follow the words "Re:". The "Re:" should not be keyed.
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Residence Day

Key the day of the residence date as seen from the folder header title when a date is available.
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Residence Month

Key the Month in the residence date using the dictionary provided for assistance from the folder header title when a date is available.
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Residence Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the year in the residence date from the folder header title when a date is available. Years should be between 1836 and 1937.
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File Card

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Images of file cards should not be keyed.



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