Please tell me what I use for a date on this batch - Muster roll M3JQ PYP I recall reading something about a second sheet, but can't find the answer Thanks
When you don't see a date on your batch muster roll or roster sheet, it might be because yours is a continuation of a multi-page document. We're allowed/ encouraged to look at previous images - by opening/ showing "reference images" - to find the first page and the date of that full document.
Please do what @annewandering suggests and open the "reference images" -the five before and after your batch image. She gave you two ways to do it. The reference images are labeled -5, -4, -3, -2 -1, and then +1, +2, +3, +4, +5.
In your case, reference image -1 has the date of the two-page monthly roster, of which your batch image is page 2. Below is the top of that first page. And I've circled the date of that monthly roster: August 31, 1928. That date applies to both pages of the roster, including yours. Since none of the soldiers on your roster page has an enlistment date, you may use the roster date as the Military Date for all of them. If any of them had their enlistment date given, then the Military Date for those soldiers would be their enlistment date - the "gold standard" for Military Dates. Be sure to read all parts of the Project Instructions and the Field Helps - the purple question mark that appears when you click on a field.
As you'll see mentioned in a few places in the Instructions, the priority order for Military Dates is:
You can often find dates in the reference images.
Field Help, Military Year> "If a year is not given, it may have been recorded on a previous image."
"You can view multiple images while you index. The additional images are reference images and can help you with your work.
Here is the latest update from John.
I knew about military dates already - now I've learned more about finding other dates! I will write your answers down for future '2nd' pages! Thanks so much.
You're welcome, Mary Anne.