US, Arkansas—Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1893–1939


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not have any names of pensioners, widows, or applicants, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Page Number

Page Number

The page number was usually recorded in the upper corner of the page.

Most images contain two pages. Don’t forget to check for a new page number as you begin to index a new page.

If no page number was recorded, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 54

Event Day

Event Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day. If more than one date was recorded, index the most recent date.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 2

Event Month

Event Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc. If more than one date was recorded, index the most recent date.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Sep

Event Year

Event Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If more than one date was recorded, index the most recent date.

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 1906

County

County

Type the name of the county.

If the county was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If the county was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Pike

Principal's Given Names

Principal's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs, Jr, or Sr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: J M

Principal's Surname

Principal's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs, Jr, or Sr, with the name. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Wascom

Principal's Titles or Terms

Principal's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Mrs, Jr, or Sr, that were written on the record.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If titles or terms were not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Adm

Widow's Given Names

Widow's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: S A

Widow's Surname

Widow's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs, with the name. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Carter

Widow's Titles or Terms

Widow's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Mrs, that were written on the record.

If a title or term was abbreviated, type it as it was written. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If titles or terms were not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Mrs