I am doing indexing on muster rolls and it is asking for age and birthplace which is not on the document. It won't let me submit the work without that information. What to do?
If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.
If the locality for birth place was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.
Hope you can run quality check and submit the batch, please let us know if you still can't submit it.
Mark the age and birthplace entry lines blank on Muster Rolls. We can help you better when you share the batch number you're working on. Thank you for all your hard work for our veteran ancestors. Have a great day. Mary
@shellydaw Hi Shelly. The muster rolls do not list age and birthplace because they have to do more with when the men enlisted and their movement until discharge. When you encounter this mark those spaces as blank as per project instructions. Hope this helps and thank you for asking.
Thank you so much!
You might be wondering where all of these answers are found. When you click on a field, a purple question mark appears. Click on that question mark and it will give you more specific instructions on how to index each field.
So, for age the field help says:
Type the age in years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.
Do not calculate the age from other information on the document.