Talk:World Archives Project: Dorset Crew Lists 1863-1913
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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 [Blank] or leave empty?
A - See the main wiki page, where it explains that the 'registry' date boxes are actually to be completed from elsewhere on the form (not the registry dates boxes!): >>"The date of registry may be found at the top or bottom of the cover page. Key the date that appears after words such as "Received at" and followed by "by [Name] Shipping Master" or "Signed by [Name] Master, on the...[Date]."<<
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.