World Archives Project: U.S., Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1945

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About this project This collection contains 9 volumes of information regarding officers and enlisted personnel who died or became wounded while in the service of the United States Navy (1776-1945). Each volume is distinguished by the nature of the casualty or by the war in which the casualty occurred.

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Project Instruction
This collection contains 9 volumes of information regarding officers and enlisted personnel who died or were wounded while in the service of the United States Navy (1776-1945). Each volume is distinguished by the nature of the casualty or by the war in which the casualty occurred.

We will be keying the soldiers names, date of death, and names of fathers, mothers, and spouses. Do not key any next of kin that are not a father, mother or spouse.

Things to remember:

1. When death dates appear in the header, key these to all the records to which they apply.

2. Do not key a spouse's name when it is the same as the primary person's name (ex Mrs. John Smith). The same applies to the mother's name if it is the same as the father's name (Mr. and Mrs. John Smith).

3. If the image only contains lists of wounded men, or any names of individuals that did not die, key these names as they are a part of the book. In this case, do not key any death dates.

4. Do not key any ranks that appear on the image.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:

Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Casualty List
Cover page, Section header, etc.
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Casualty List

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Choose the "Casualty List" form type if the image contains list of names to be keyed.

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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. The name will typically appear in Surname, Given name format.
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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. The name will typically appear in Surname, Given name format.
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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 a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.
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Death Day

Key the death day from the death date. If the death date appears as header information, key this information to all the records to which it applies.
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Death Month

Key the death month in its three letter abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided. If the death date appears as header information, key this information to all the records to which it applies.
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Death Year

Key the death year from the death date. If the death date appears as header information, key this information to all the records to which it applies. If a death year is written in next to the typed death year, key only the typed death year.
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Spouse Given

If a spouse (usually 'wife') is listed as the next of kin please key the spouse's first name or initial and any middle names in the Spouse Given field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse given name as seen.

If the spouse name is the same as the primary person's name, such as Mrs. John Smith, leave the spouse name field blank.
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Spouse Surname

If a spouse (usually 'wife') is listed as the next of kin please key the spouse's surname in the Spouse Surname field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a spouse surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the spouse surname as seen.

If the spouse name is the same as the primary person's name, such as Mrs. John Smith, leave the spouse name field blank.
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Father Given

If a father is listed as the next of kin please key the father's first name or initial and any middle names in the Father Given field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a father given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the father given name as seen.
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Father Surname

If a father is listed as the next of kin please key the father's surname in the Father Surname field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a father surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the father surname as seen.
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Mother Given

If a mother is listed as the next of kin please key the mother's first name or initial and any middle names in the Mother Given field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a mother given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the mother given name as seen.

If the mother's name is the same as the father's name, such as Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, key only the father's name and leave the mother's name fields blank.
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Mother Surname

If a mother is listed as the next of kin please key the mother's surname in the Mother Surname field. Use the dictionary provided for assistance. If a mother's surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the mother's surname as seen.

If the mother's name is the same as the father's name, such as Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, key only the father's name and leave the mother's name fields blank.
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Keying Samples

Cover page, Section header, etc

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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

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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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