I have a group a roster for army (Missouri) I am asking for the correct way to index
the dates do not date of birth it rank name and date of inception no date of birth and the it also has the recruiting officer?
the indexing information is asking the standard name DOB Parents name and county born, please clarify!
Here is the "How To" under the Project Instructions:
Enlistment (Inception/Induction) Dates are as follows (this is located at the purple question mark by Enlistment Day/month/year):
If multiple enlistment dates were given, type only the earliest one.
Many types of events may have been recorded. In the enlistment fields, type information only about the following events, according to this priority list. (If multiple events were mentioned, use the one highest in the priority list.)
- Date of enlistment.
- Date of events indicated by words such as "appointed," "mustered," or "inducted."
- Date of discharge or retirement.
- Date when a roll was taken or roster was created.
- Date when the soldier or sailor was wounded.
If multiple dates were recorded and you cannot determine if a date refers to one of the events in the above priority list, type the earliest date. The earliest date is typically closest to the date of first enlistment.
If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.
We do not index a recruiting officer. We index officers such as Captains. We also do not index the branch as Army, Navy, etc., unless it is recorded as such. If it's not, do not make assumptions and recorded it as "Not Given"
Using the drop-down list, indicate the military service branch according to what was recorded on the document: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard.
If multiple service branches were recorded, type the latest one.
If the military branch was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," choose Not Given from the drop-down list.0