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I am keying a record and it has 2 aliases listed for the same person. How would I enter this?
 
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On one record, for gender it reads Woman. According to the help article, it says key Male or Female and if it is neither, then key as seen. But, obviously, a woman is female. So, do I key it as Female or Woman?

Revision as of 15:31, 22 November 2010

If there is no date by the Sentence Began. Do we pick up the date written by Received?

Conviction Date.

Here is the reply I received from WAP when I asked about the conviction date. We are to only use the date written by "Sentence Began". If there is no date mark it as "BLANK". DO NOT USE DATE RECEIVED.


Dear Judy,

We appreciate your message.

The date that we are looking for is the "Sentence Began" date. If that date is not available, then you would mark it as blank.

If you have additional questions or feedback please reply. We appreciate your contributions to the World Archives Project.

Angelina World Archives Project Support Team http://www.ancestry.com/worldarchivesproject


COMMONLY SEEN ERRORS DURING ARBITRATION

1. Names typed incorrectly - please enlarge the image so that you can easily see the letters. Use common sense to look at a name after you type the letters and see if it makes sense, usually these names are pretty straight-forward and are not exotic foreign names.

2. Alias names not being input - usually there is an alias field in the upper left-hand corner

3. Age, race, and gender not being input

On the whole, keyers are doing an excellent job, much better than other projects I have arbitrated. Keep up the good work, this project is rapidly moving ahead

2 aliases

I am keying a record and it has 2 aliases listed for the same person. How would I enter this?

On one record, for gender it reads Woman. According to the help article, it says key Male or Female and if it is neither, then key as seen. But, obviously, a woman is female. So, do I key it as Female or Woman?