Talk:World Archives Project: Boston, Missing Irish Immigrants, 1831-1920
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Ques: If there are multiple dates on a page, are we to use the first date shown?
- A: From Project main page: Remember to create a new section for each date you encounter on the page. Click here to read more about adding a new section.
Ques: If it says, Sailing from Boston to Quebec, do we use Quebec as the Arrival Place?
- A: Yes, use Quebec as arrival place.
Ques: If a brother or sister is listed, using only their first names, do we key surname as BLANK or surmise that they have the same surname?
- A: From Anna - "Assume the same surname – since they are immediate family members."
Ques: If a town and parish are listed as origin, which one should we use as Origin City?
- A: We are only keying the city/town and county. (per Anna on message board)
Ques: When information about a person is carried over to the next image (eg starts in image 2 and continues in image 3), should we use the information from image 3 and input it into image 2 or just omit the information in both images?
- A: Key only information on image 2 on image 2 and only what information is on image 3 on image 3.
- Per Keying Standards: Can I pull information from one image to key on another? Unless specifically stated otherwise in the project instructions, information should not be pulled from one image to key on another.
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