US, Pennsylvania—Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records (Civil War), 1866–1956

How to Index a Descriptive Book of Enlistment

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

  1. Line Number: 1
  2. Given Names: Wm L
  3. Surname: Anderson
  4. Age: 47
  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: Cassville
  9. Enlistment Day: 4
  10. Enlistment Month: Aug
  11. Enlistment Year: 1884