US, Mississippi—Military Grave Registrations, 1936–1951


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click 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 a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then, continue to the next image, or submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Click here to see an example: No Extractable Data Image

Burial County

Burial County

Type the name of the county where the individual was buried.

If no burial county is written but a county of death is, index the death county.

If the county is misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated, and if 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 city or town 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: Clark

Burial City or Town

Burial City or Town

Type the name of the city or town where the individual was buried.

If no burial city or town is written but a city or town of death is, index the death city or town.

If the city or town is misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated, and if 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 city or town 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: Sykes

Given Names

Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name 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, Mr, or Jr, 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 include 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: R M

Surname

Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name 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, Mr, or Jr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Morris

Death Month

Death Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc. If no death date was recorded, but a burial date was recorded, type the burial month in this field.

If the month was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Sep

Death Day

Death Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day. If no death date was recorded, but a burial date was recorded, type the burial day in this field.

If the day was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 22

Death Year

Death Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. 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 no death date was recorded, but a burial date was recorded, type the burial year in this field.

If the year was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1880

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.

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: Aug

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

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: 10

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. 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: 1844

Birth City or Town

Birth City or Town

Type the name of the birth city or town.

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated, and if you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If no city or town was recorded, or if it was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Ebenezer

Birth County

Birth County

Type the name of the birth county.

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated, and if you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If no county was recorded, or if it was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Clark

Birth State or Country

Birth State or Country

Type the state or country of birth.

If the state or country was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated, and if you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If the state or country 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: Mississippi