US, Minnesota—Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1869–1940 (Civil War)

How to Index a Personal War Sketch

For the sample image above, the fields would be indexed as follows:

  1. Line Number: Press Tab to skip this field.
  2. Given Names: John J
  3. Surname: Thomas
  4. Age: Press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.
  5. Birth City or Town:  Press Tab to skip this field.
  6. Birth State: Pennsylvania
  7. Birth Country:  Press Tab to skip this field.
  8. Residence City: Press Tab to skip this field.
  9. Enlistment Day: 17
  10. Enlistment Month: Jun
  11. Enlistment Year: 1863