Talk:World Archives Project: California, Biographical Index Cards, 1890-1950
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Extra Keying Helps
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
1. When using Consecutive Index Card Form 3, be sure to key the word "Back"
2. Please key both city and state in location fields
3. Watch for death information added by hand at bottom of card
Questions and Answers
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NAMES AND ALIASES QUESTION: The card says Bell, Jessie N, see Wallace, jessie N (Mrs. Dell Wallace). Do I key all 3 names on 3 separate lines, or only use the first one?
Answer:. The directions in the Field Help say to try to create the most complete name...it looks like that would be Mrs Jesse N Bell Wallace -- efficiencypro 7/27/11
FORM 3 QUESTION: Feeling stupid, but how do I tell the front from the back on these continuation cards?
A: The front is usually a Biographical Card 1. You would have to see the card prior to know whether it is a Card Back or not. If you can't tell if it is the back or front leave the Card Side field empty.
Here is an example. Annafechter 13:11, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
BIRTH LOCATION PUNCTUATION QUESTION: When keying the city and state of birth, should punctuation be keyed as seen (in most cases, with commas) or with semicolons separating city and state? In other words, would "Springfield, Ill." be keyed as "Springfield, Ill" or "Springfield; Ill" ?