Talk:World Archives Project: Dorset Crew Lists 1863-1913

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Q: Query on Crew lists
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Q: I am finding that only the registry year is given. No day or month is listed. So do we key the day and month as&nbsp; [Blank] or leave empty?
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Not keying ship masters - does that mean 'Shipping Master' or Master - the latter presumably usually the first person on each crew listing? I presume the first of those as I can't see the point of not keying the crew's Master.
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A: We are not keying the Ship Master from the header of the record - we are keying their name if listed along with the crew.
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<br>Q: Query on Crew lists Not keying ship masters - does that mean 'Shipping Master' or Master - the latter presumably usually the first person on each crew listing? I presume the first of those as I can't see the point of not keying the crew's Master.  
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[[File:Mastersname.png|thumb|left]]
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A: We are not keying the Ship Master from the header of the record - we are keying their name if listed along with the crew.  
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Q: Please could we have Poole added to the list of Ports/ birthplaces ?
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A: I will see what we can do. [[User:Annafechter|Annafechter]] 13:06, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
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[[Image:Mastersname.png|thumb|left]] <br><br><br><br><br><br>Q: Please could we have Poole added to the list of Ports/ birthplaces&nbsp;? A: I will see what we can do. [[User:Annafechter|Annafechter]] 13:06, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
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Q: There are pages called "List of Crew and Report of Conduct". Looks like it is basically a report card of their service. Are we keying these pages?
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<br>Q: There are pages called "List of Crew and Report of Conduct". Looks like it is basically a report card of their service. Are we keying these pages?  
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Q: If the page is pre-printed, but no written/additional information on it, is this classed as no data or cover page?
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Q: If the page is pre-printed, but no written/additional information on it, is this classed as no data or cover page?  
Suggestion: On a number of records there is an X or + between Given Name and Surname. I assume this is as in "Make your mark here". Perhaps there should be a note for anyone who comes across one in isolation not to key it as a second initial.
Suggestion: On a number of records there is an X or + between Given Name and Surname. I assume this is as in "Make your mark here". Perhaps there should be a note for anyone who comes across one in isolation not to key it as a second initial.

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Registry date

Q: I am finding that only the registry year is given. No day or month is listed. So do we key the day and month as  [Blank] or leave empty?


Q: Query on Crew lists Not keying ship masters - does that mean 'Shipping Master' or Master - the latter presumably usually the first person on each crew listing? I presume the first of those as I can't see the point of not keying the crew's Master.

A: We are not keying the Ship Master from the header of the record - we are keying their name if listed along with the crew.







Q: Please could we have Poole added to the list of Ports/ birthplaces ? A: I will see what we can do. Annafechter 13:06, 28 July 2011 (UTC)


Q: There are pages called "List of Crew and Report of Conduct". Looks like it is basically a report card of their service. Are we keying these pages?

Q: If the page is pre-printed, but no written/additional information on it, is this classed as no data or cover page?

Suggestion: On a number of records there is an X or + between Given Name and Surname. I assume this is as in "Make your mark here". Perhaps there should be a note for anyone who comes across one in isolation not to key it as a second initial.

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