United States—Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916–1939 - Which date should I use?
I've read the the description about date input for this project multiple times but it is a little confusing. When I have full dates (i.e., month, day, and year) for some but not all individuals and a full-date (i.e., month, day, and year) on the top of the page, which date do I use? Do I use the full-date provided for each individual for those individuals, and the full-date at the top of the page for individuals that have no associated dates? Or, in this case, do I use the full-date at the top of the page for all individuals (since not all individuals have a full-date)? Or, do I use the full-dates for each individual for those with full-dates and input "blank" for those that do not have individual dates? The explanation provided is not clear as to what date to use in these situations where some have full-dates for individuals and some do not. Also, is my understanding correct that if the date is incomplete (e.g., states only the 14th or 15th or just the name of the month) and a full-date is provided at the top of the page, that I should use the full date at the top of the page instead of the incomplete dates associated with each individual. Is this understanding correct? Finally, my understanding is that we should never input a date (e.g., year) if that date is not provided. For example, if it only says the 15th, I should never assume that the month and the year are the same as the month and day provided at the top of the page. Is this understanding correct? Your assistance is greatly appreciated.