United States—Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters
Hi, it's me again :). I have been working on this project and since it's new to me I have another question. Based on the project instructions, I believe that I need to index the date by each individual if it was a complete date (month/day/year) and use the date located on the top or bottom of the page for all of the other names on the page. Is this correct?
In the instructions it states:
- If more than 1 military date was given, use the earliest date.
- The date at the top of a roster or roll may be used for all entries as the military date if the entries don't contain their own individual military dates.
So for this individual, Charles B Blakely, because he has a complete date by his name, I'd use this date when indexing him (9/7/29). For the other individuals on this document who do not have a complete date by their names, I'd use the date at the top of the page which is 10/31/1929?