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'''Answer''': Yes, key all names on the record.  
 
'''Answer''': Yes, key all names on the record.  
  
'''Question:''' '''Multiple Names and Multiple Dates on same image set''' - How do you handle multiple dates and the same name appearing under multiple dates on the same image set? Key the name once on each section with different date where it appears??
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'''Question:''' '''Multiple Names and Multiple Dates on same image set''' - How do you handle multiple dates and the same name appearing under multiple dates on the same image set? Key the name once on each section with different date where it appears??  
  
 
'''Question: Names''' I have an deed where a person's name is listed and then "(Colored)" follows. I don't think that should be keyed as a suffix but I wanted to make sure before I finish keying the image.  
 
'''Question: Names''' I have an deed where a person's name is listed and then "(Colored)" follows. I don't think that should be keyed as a suffix but I wanted to make sure before I finish keying the image.  
  
'''Answer''': No, you're correct, we would not enter that as a suffix.
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'''Answer''': No, you're correct, we would not enter that as a suffix.  
  
'''Question:''' '''Maiden Names''' How are we supposed to key maiden names? For example: Mary Jones now Smith or Mary Smith formerly Jones.
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'''Question:''' '''Maiden Names''' How are we supposed to key maiden names? For example: Mary Jones now Smith or Mary Smith formerly Jones.
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'''Question''': '''Company Names''' I know that we are to key the names of every person on the pages, and I have been doing that. I'm not certain, though, if in the case of a company name that is based on a person's name, like A.J. Paul company, do we key that name? The person representing the company has a different name.

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Feel free to add to or edit information in this discussion tab as necessary. Please take time to become familiar with the General 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

Please do not use P E R I O D S or full stops.

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers

Please do not use 'blank' (control+b) for prefix or suffix. Please use 'blank' for missing given name and/or missing surname.


Questions and Answers

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Question:DataSets -  I have downloaded and tried two data sets. I am really confused since the set is not one complete document. It appears to be two incomplete documents. What in the world do I do with that? ANSWER: All sets will not start at the beginning of the deed. Key what names you see. Sometimes the deed will be one, two or more pages. If there is a date at the end of that deed, key that date. 

Question: NAMES - Are we to key the names of attorneys, notaries, recorders, etc., or just parties named in the deeds?

Answer: Yes, we are to key every name found on the record (but only key each name once per image)

Question:  NAMES - Are we to key the names of adjacent landowners found in the legal description of the property?

Answer: Yes, key all names on the record.

Question: Multiple Names and Multiple Dates on same image set - How do you handle multiple dates and the same name appearing under multiple dates on the same image set? Key the name once on each section with different date where it appears??

Question: Names I have an deed where a person's name is listed and then "(Colored)" follows. I don't think that should be keyed as a suffix but I wanted to make sure before I finish keying the image.

Answer: No, you're correct, we would not enter that as a suffix.

Question: Maiden Names How are we supposed to key maiden names? For example: Mary Jones now Smith or Mary Smith formerly Jones.

Question: Company Names I know that we are to key the names of every person on the pages, and I have been doing that. I'm not certain, though, if in the case of a company name that is based on a person's name, like A.J. Paul company, do we key that name? The person representing the company has a different name.