Difference between revisions of "Talk:World Archives Project: Colonial Families in the US"

From Ancestry.com Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers)
(Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers)
Line 9: Line 9:
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
It says in the project instructions "Please Note: When there is more than one spouse, please repeat (rekey) the name of the primary person." Therefore, if there is a second spouse, a second record should be keyed for the primary person, with the second spouse's name keyed in the spouse name fields. In many cases this is not being done.
 
It says in the project instructions "Please Note: When there is more than one spouse, please repeat (rekey) the name of the primary person." Therefore, if there is a second spouse, a second record should be keyed for the primary person, with the second spouse's name keyed in the spouse name fields. In many cases this is not being done.
"
+
 
  
  

Revision as of 21:47, 26 April 2016

Feel free to add to or edit information in this discussion tab as necessary. Please take time to become familiar with the World Archives Keying Standards and be sure to read all instructions on the main project page. (Please note that in case of a discrepancy, project level instructions always trump general keying standards.)

Extra Keying Helps


Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers


It says in the project instructions "Please Note: When there is more than one spouse, please repeat (rekey) the name of the primary person." Therefore, if there is a second spouse, a second record should be keyed for the primary person, with the second spouse's name keyed in the spouse name fields. In many cases this is not being done.


It says in the project instructions "Every name should be keyed as a primary record with the exception of spouse. Spouses should be keyed into the spouse field." In many cases primary records are being created for spouses. Details of parents of spouses are often being ignored. Please create a primary record for the father and enter the mothers name in his spouse field.

Questions and Answers

If you have a keying question that is not answered on the project page or in any of the information above, click “EDIT” and ask it 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.

  Q: Clarification please. There are no keying fields for spouse alias or maiden names. Do you want us to rekey the entire record with the maiden or previous marriage name?

A: We have added Alias fields to key into. Seanbmc (talk) 12:58, 26 April 2016 (MDT)
Q: I have just downloaded an image set to review and I don't see an Alias field. I thought that fields could not be added to a project once it had been released, unless it was withdrawn and then started all over again? --Katerimmer (talk) 13:06, 26 April 2016 (MDT)

Q: Many pages start with a list of Issue with no surnames. Should we key these with blank surnames, infer a surname based on later entries or omit them altogether?

A: You may infer surnames where applicable. If the surname is not obvious or available to key, leave the field blank. Seanbmc (talk) 12:58, 26 April 2016 (MDT)

Q: Continuing the above.. whereas we would not normally infer information from previous or following pages if it becomes clear on page 2 what the surname is do you want us to amend the page 1 details accordingly?

A: Information gleaned from another page does not need to be keyed. This may become confusing. Seanbmc (talk) 12:58, 26 April 2016 (MDT)

Q: In addition to the other question about keying surnames that must have started on a previous page, I am also coming across many names that are "Samuel of Ipswitch" or "Thomas of Beverly" and I am not sure how to continue with the rest of the keying - first, second marriages of these people and then kids... What do I do for surname in this situation?

A: I am not entirely sure of the exact question. If it is unclear what surname should be keyed, and the surname is not clearly written with the given name, leave the surname blank. Seanbmc (talk) 12:58, 26 April 2016 (MDT)

Q: Where there is no d.o.b but there is a baptismal date should this be ignored and the d.o.b fields left blank?

A: Only key birth information into the birth fields. Seanbmc (talk) 12:58, 26 April 2016 (MDT)

Q: How should we enter a second spouse?

A: It says in the project instructions "Please Note: When there is more than one spouse, please repeat (rekey) the name of the primary person." Therefore, if there is a second spouse, a second record should be keyed for the primary person, with the second spouse's name keyed in the spouse name fields. --Katerimmer (talk) 01:39, 25 April 2016 (MDT)

Q: In cases there are record goes like this "Primary person b, b place, d, married Person#1 b, b place, d, daughter of Person#2, who married Person#3" after keying Primary person should be additional records keyed as well? If yes which one?

A: The first record should have Primary Person with Person #1 in the spouse name fields. Then there would be a record with Person#2 as the primary person and Person#3 as their spouse, if I have understood correctly. Or if Person#3 is a second spouse of Person#1, there would be a separate record for Person#3 with Person#1 as their spouse. --Katerimmer (talk) 01:39, 25 April 2016 (MDT)

Q: So if the spouse of the Primary remarries, we use the widow/widower of the primary as the next primary and include their new spouse, if I understand your answer correctly.

A: No, sorry, I wasn't clear who you were saying was married to Person#3 - is it Person#1 or Person#2? If the spouse of the primary person remarries then the next primary person would be their new spouse, as I understand it. It would be easier to explain if you put in the actual names as all this person# stuff is confusing. --Katerimmer (talk) 16:16, 25 April 2016 (MDT)
Additional Info:
If James Brown marries Betty White, James passes away, Betty remarries to Bob Dog. Do we enter Betty as a new primary with Bob Dog?
A: As I understand it, we would enter Bob Dog as the new primary person. --Katerimmer (talk) 13:08, 26 April 2016 (MDT)

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.

In Record Image Samples nos 1 and 2, a name in the "Issue" section is labelled "Given and Surname" but actually the name which the label points to is just the Given Name (first and middle name in each case) and the Surname would need to be inferred from the father's name given above. This should be explained on the image samples. --Katerimmer (talk) 04:55, 24 April 2016 (MDT)

A: I have fixed and uploaded the image. Thank you. Seanbmc (talk) 12:50, 26 April 2016 (MDT)