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''Question:'' How are we to key heirs?  I have it written three different ways.  1.  Hood George Heirs  2.  Hood Heirs of George  3. Hood Heirs --[[User:816spider|816spider]] ([[User talk:816spider|talk]]) 12:33, 23 December 2016 (MST)
 
''Question:'' How are we to key heirs?  I have it written three different ways.  1.  Hood George Heirs  2.  Hood Heirs of George  3. Hood Heirs --[[User:816spider|816spider]] ([[User talk:816spider|talk]]) 12:33, 23 December 2016 (MST)
 
:My opinion, because of the way many projects work: George Hood would be keyed in the first and second examples, as well as a record of "(Blank) Hood." Two records total, in other words, for each entry. In the third example, it would have to be keyed as "(Blank) Hood." Mind you, I was not involved in making the rules for this particular project, so it may need to be handled differently. Hopefully someone who knows the project better will answer you. If not, you can try asking on the forum, at [http://boards.ancestry.com/wap.usrecordsother/mb.ashx U.S. Records - Other]. --[[User:Mabnightowl|Mabnightowl]] ([[User talk:Mabnightowl|talk]]) 14:00, 23 December 2016 (MST)<br>
 
:My opinion, because of the way many projects work: George Hood would be keyed in the first and second examples, as well as a record of "(Blank) Hood." Two records total, in other words, for each entry. In the third example, it would have to be keyed as "(Blank) Hood." Mind you, I was not involved in making the rules for this particular project, so it may need to be handled differently. Hopefully someone who knows the project better will answer you. If not, you can try asking on the forum, at [http://boards.ancestry.com/wap.usrecordsother/mb.ashx U.S. Records - Other]. --[[User:Mabnightowl|Mabnightowl]] ([[User talk:Mabnightowl|talk]]) 14:00, 23 December 2016 (MST)<br>
::<span style="color:blue">You are correct. For the first two examples depending on the project you may enter heirs as the prefix (depending on project specific instructions). </span>
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::<span style="color:blue">You are correct. For the first two examples depending on the project you may enter heirs as the prefix (depending on
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project specific instructions). </span>
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''Question:'' Are we to key in companies if they are listed? If so not sure how it should be entered.
  
 
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Question: If there is a listing written as Suchandsuch and Soandso, where two different individuals are co-owners of items listed, how does one key that? Would there be two records keyed, as in "(Blank) Suchandsuch" and "(Blank) Soandso" to capture both names? --Mabnightowl (talk) 15:35, 22 December 2016 (MST)

A: You are correct, please key as two separate records. Thank you! --mccallapeterson (talk)
I suspected as much, but every project can have its quirks and idiosyncrasies. Thank you. --Mabnightowl (talk) 14:00, 23 December 2016 (MST)


Question: How are we to key heirs? I have it written three different ways. 1. Hood George Heirs 2. Hood Heirs of George 3. Hood Heirs --816spider (talk) 12:33, 23 December 2016 (MST)

My opinion, because of the way many projects work: George Hood would be keyed in the first and second examples, as well as a record of "(Blank) Hood." Two records total, in other words, for each entry. In the third example, it would have to be keyed as "(Blank) Hood." Mind you, I was not involved in making the rules for this particular project, so it may need to be handled differently. Hopefully someone who knows the project better will answer you. If not, you can try asking on the forum, at U.S. Records - Other. --Mabnightowl (talk) 14:00, 23 December 2016 (MST)
You are correct. For the first two examples depending on the project you may enter heirs as the prefix (depending on
project specific instructions). 

Question: Are we to key in companies if they are listed? If so not sure how it should be entered.

Suggestions/Additions

If you have a suggestion or would like to make an addition to the project page, click “EDIT” and post your suggestion here. (If you click on Rich Editor you won't have to worry about formatting your entry.) Then click “WATCH” at the top right on this page and you will be notified via email when an update has been made.