I have a record that says this person is being sent home and is "Inactive" status. He is listed in the Military Discharge Records. My question is -- Should he be recorded as discharged?
Are you Indexing? It looks like an Indexing question. Anyway, I don't know the answer, so I will Tag your question for @Indexing Chat
If it is not an Indexing question, put some places, dates, and Family Tree person ID into your question, and send it back.
Thank you for the question.
Welcome to he Indexing Chat group, I would recommend that you direct your indexing questions to this group, it is a great place to get help.
I have worked a bit on this project but do not know the answer to your question. Perhaps @Heather R Jacobs can get a read on it from the project team.
One of the best ways to get the help you need is to share the batch you are working on. Doing this will enable members of the group to provide the best possible answer.
Another great source of answers is the Project Instructions and Field Help for the project. To open the Project Instructions click the rightmost icon on the horizontal toolbar. Be sure to read the second and third sections by clicking on the section titles. Pay particular attention to the second section, What to Remember about This Project. To open the Field Help click the purple circle above the right end of the active field.
Without being able to see your batch it is difficult to provide a more specific answer.
When you ask a question it is always appropriate to share, as a courtesy to those who will read your message, the name of the project that prompted your question (which you did after a fashion in the topic) as well as the batch information.
One of the easiest ways to do both is to copy the project name with the batch code (the 8 characters inside the square brackets at the right end of the project name) and paste that into your message. When the batch is open in the indexing tool, the project name and batch code are found in the center of the indexing tool menu line; when the batch is closed, the project name and batch code are found in the My Batches area of your Web Indexing page.
When asking a question, as a courtesy to those who will read my question and especially to those who decide that they can help, I create a link in my message to the batch I am sharing by using the full batch name as the text of the link. Doing this makes it easier for others to help me because it allows them to see which project I am asking about without opening the batch and it provides a way to quickly open the batch by clicking a link), even though it is more work for me.
Here are the steps to create a link in this way:
1. Copy the full batch name from the heading line of the Indexing Tool or from the My Batches area of your Web Indexing page.
2. Paste the full batch name into your message, then select the text that you pasted (press Shift and click the first letter of the project name)
3. Switch to the indexing tool tab and copy the URL (located in the browser address field)
4. Switch to the tab with the message and click the link tool icon (third from the right in the toolbar below the message box)
5. Select the partial URL that is already in the Link URL box (W-PC: Ctrl-A, Mac: Cmd-A)
6. Paste your batch’s URL into the Link URL box (W-PC: Ctrl-V, Mac: Cmd-V)
7. Click the Save button.
As and FYI, I posted this in the duplicate question that was put in the Indexing Chat:
@Cheryl Sutter Great question. Thank you so much for paying close attention to details. Since it is in the discharged records, and we don't know much more, I would take it at face value and consider it a discharge.
Thank you very much, I will do that.
I'm retired military. Your approach of marking it "discharged" was correct. He was discharged from the "active" military but was placed in "inactive" status in the reserves, making him subject to potential recall for a period of time. In "Inactive" status, he was not required to attend any drill meetings, etc. as opposed to "Active" reserves that have period meetings/drill that they must attend, and are more susceptible to call-up to full-time active duty status. I know--too much information; bottom line: you categorized the record as discharged and that was correct!
@WilbergClarkN WilbergClarkN Thank you for coming in and helping to clarify the document! It wasn't too much information at all, but truly appreciated.