Talk:World Archives Project: Colonial Families in the US

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 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?

Question: 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?

      Please will someone advise on the above question of issue lists whose surnames are on a previous page.  


Question: 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?

Question: 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)


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?


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)

Clarification Please:
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.


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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)