Talk:World Archives Project: England, Dreadnought Seamen’s Hospital Records, 1826-1930

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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


Sometimes in the top left hand corner of the Name Column there is RE, I have just reviewed a beautifully keyed set that has mistaken this for Mr and added it into the prefix column. Please be aware this is Not Mr. Marion

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers

Questions and Answers

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Q: When only one name is keyed instead of both a given name and a surname (often seen in this project for natives of India, ex only name shown for a seaman from Calcutta - Budhan) and you are unable to determine whether it is a given or surname, which should the name be keyed as?

A: If you can determine from the records whether it is a Given or Surname use your judgment. If you cannot determine which it is key the name in the Given name field.Annafechter (talk) 15:06, 30 August 2016 (MDT)


and here are some questions and answers copied over from the "orphaned" discussion page attached to the deleted old wiki page for this project:


Hi,

On one of the records I'm keying in, the age is given as '35?'. Please can you let me know if I should include the question mark?

Thanks

Sue

A: No, the question mark should not be included. --Katerimmer (talk) 16:28, 5 September 2016 (MDT)

Thanks very much. Sue




Another couple of questions: 1. There is no year given under the 'Date of Entry' column heading in the current images I'm inputting, but there is '1916' under the 'No.' column heading. I've assumed that's the year but am I correct to include it as it's not in the 'Date of Entry' column?

A: The instructions for Entry Year only say that it is "most often found at the top of the column entitled "Date of Entry", so it should be o.k. to key it if it appears somewhere else. --Katerimmer (talk) 16:09, 6 September 2016 (MDT)

2. In the Name column, some records have what appears to be 'Re.' or possibly 'Rc.' added before the surname e.g. 'Re. Ward M M.'. Please can you advise me what the correct letters are (and just out of interest what they stand for) and if they should be input into the 'Prefix' column? Please see this screen shot for more information - https://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=File:Prefix-query.jpg.jpg


Thanks. --Suegoodridge21 (talk) 14:48, 6 September 2016 (MDT)

A: My guess is that it stands for "Readmission", and whatever it means, it should not be keyed as a prefix. --Katerimmer (talk) 16:09, 6 September 2016 (MDT)

On some of the older records, the recorder is using the old style of using fs instead of double ss. ie James Rofsie, born in Trefsick, Caithnefs. Should actually be James Rossie, born in Tressick, Caithness. Do we key as seen, or amend? Thanks

A: It should be keyed as ss because the letter which you are reading as f is actually an old type of s. If you look carefully you will see a difference between the s and the f. --Katerimmer (talk) 16:45, 6 October 2016 (MDT)

Proper f bottom loops to right, old s loops to left - got it thanks Under place of birth, if it gives nationality - key as seen or amend? Thanks

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