Talk:World Archives Project: Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 21

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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 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


Discussion page for Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22.

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers


Questions and Answers

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Several examples refer to wives as Given Name, daughter of Mr Surname. In this instance do we leave the surname blank? Or assume the wife took the surname of her father and enter this instead?

A: As far as I know, we key her father's surname as hers. --Katerimmer (talk) 12:32, 24 April 2017 (MDT)

Where an article continues into the second image in a set, should information be collated on the initial entry (on the first image)? Or the second page keyed as if it were standalone?

A: Each image is keyed independently of the previous one. --Katerimmer (talk) 12:32, 24 April 2017 (MDT)

How do we deal with multiple marriages?

A: The project instructions say: "If multiple spouses are listed, ONLY key information pertaining to the first spouse that appears." --Katerimmer (talk) 01:20, 26 April 2017 (MDT)

Suggestions/Additions

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