UK—WW1 Service Records Form [Part 26]


Project Instructions



Project Cheat Sheet

About This Project

This project is a test to determine what records should be indexed in the UK WWI Service Records Collection. As an indexer, you will go through the batch, look at an image, and determine what record type the image is. Once you determine the record type, go on to the next image. To determine the record type, look closely at the title of the form. No indexing will be done in this test. This test is designed to help us index only the certain record types that we have focused on.

Record Types

The following are the record types that we want you as an indexer to indentify:

    Attestation
    • Attestation Form—Short Service = Attestation record type
    • Attestation Form—Militia = Attestation record type
    • Attestation Form—Territorial Force = Attestation record type
    • Attestation Form—Long Service = Attestation record type
    Casualty
    • Casualty Form—Active Service = Casualty record type
    Certificate of Identity
    • Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity = Certificate of Identity record type
    Death
    • Certified Copy of an Entry of Death = Death record type
    Disability
    • Statement as to Disability = Disability record type
    Discharge Documents
    • Cause of Discharge = Discharge record type
    • Descriptive Return of a Soldier Discharged or Transferred to the Reserve = Discharge record type
    • Proceedings on Discharge = Discharge record type 
    • Territorial Force—Proceedings on Discharge during the period of Embodiment = Discharge record type
    • Application for Discharge of a Recruit = Discharge record type
    Enlistment
    • Descriptive Report on Enlistment = Enlistment record type
    • Descriptive Report on Joining = Enlistment record type
    Medical
    • Medical Report on an Invalid = Medical record type
    • Medical History of = Medical record type
    • Medical Report on a Soldier Boarded Prior to Discharge or Transfer = Medical record type
    Record of Service
    • Record of Service Paper = Record of Service
    Transfer
    • Particulars of Soldier on Transfer to Army Reserve = Transfer record type

    Other

    • Letters,
    • Telegrams
    • Tidbits
    • Notes
    • Title boards
    • Targets 
    • Back of documents
    • Anything not of the above

Look at the image and examine the title of the form. Only use the title of the form to determine the record type.

Try to train your eyes to look for the following words in the title of the form: Attestation, Casaulty, Certificate of Identity, Death, Disability, Discharge, Enlistment, Medical, Record of Service, and Transfer.  

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