US, Oklahoma, Woodward County—School Census, 1912–1936


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 is an index or the data on the image does not match 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.

Click here to see an example: No Extractable Data Image

Parent's or Guardian's Given Names

Parent's or Guardian's Given Names

The parent's or guardian's names are usually located at the top and at the bottom of each page. You should index the most complete version of the name. Do not index the parent's or guardian's names as separate records. They are to be included on the record for each student.

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 Miss, Mrs, Sr, Jr, or Mr, 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Collier

Parent's or Guardian's Surname

Parent's or Guardian's Surname

The parent's or guardian's names are usually located at the top and at the bottom of each page. You should index the most complete version of the name. Do not index the parent's or guardian's names as separate records. They are to be included on the record for each student.

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 Miss, Mrs, Jr, Sr, or Mr, 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: Davis

Parent's or Guardian's Titles or Terms

Parent's or Guardian's Titles or Terms

Type titles or terms, such as Sr, Jr, Mr, or Mrs, that were recorded with the name.

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

If titles or terms 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: Mrs

Post Office or Town

Post Office or Town

Type the city or town that was recorded at the top of the census page on the "Post Office" line or the "Address" line. Do not index the county or the state.

If the city or town 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. Use the lookup list for assistance. 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Freedom

Student's Given Names

Student'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 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 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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Edith

Student's Surname

Student'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 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.

Do not assume the child's surname from the parent's surname. 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: Stuart

Student's Gender

Student's Gender

Type M for male (son) or F for female (daughter).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or if you can tell what it was from relationship terms, such as "son" or "daughter." Do not assume a gender based on given names.

If the gender 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: F

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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Feb

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 Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 13

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 birth year was not recorded, do not attempt to calculate it from the age and the year the record was made.

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: 1896