US, Puerto Rico—Tarjetas de registro de reclutamiento de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, 1942


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 is of the front of a card, select Normal.
  • If the image is of the back of a card, select No Extractable Data Image.
  • If the image is blank, is a duplicate, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list.

Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: No Extractable Data Image

Given Names

Given Names

The given names were normally written before the last name. 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 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: Enrique Rovira

Last Name

Last Name

The last name was normally written 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 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 last name 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: PĂ©rez

Titles or Terms

Titles or Terms

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

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: Jr

Residence: Municipality

Residence: Municipality

Type the municipality that was recorded as the place of residence. Do not index street addresses or barrios.

If the municipality 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 municipality 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: Vega Alta

Residence: State or Territory

Residence: State or Territory

Type the state or territory that was recorded as the place of residence. Do not index street addresses.

If the state or territory 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 state or territory 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: Puerto Rico

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc. Do not index the registration date on a registration certificate as the birth date.

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: Dec

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day. Do not index the registration date on a registration certificate as the birth date.

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: 24

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. Do not index the registration date on a registration certificate as the birth date.

If only the last two digits were recorded, add 18 as the first two digits. This registration was only for men born from 1877 to 1897.

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

Click here to see an example: 1896