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Q: Is "Est" really a surname (it is on the drop down list)?  It has appeared twice so far on the census list, eg Ackerman Est. and Swenson Est.  How should we treat this?
 
Q: Is "Est" really a surname (it is on the drop down list)?  It has appeared twice so far on the census list, eg Ackerman Est. and Swenson Est.  How should we treat this?
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Q: I have an image set which consists just of lists of names. Sometimes they use dittos for the last names for people in the same family, and sometimes they go on to the next page (image). Should I mark [Blank] or get the last name from the page before?
  
 
==Suggestions/Additions==
 
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Revision as of 21:25, 27 January 2012

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


Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers


Questions and Answers

If you have a keying question that is not answered on the project page or in any of the information above, click “EDIT” and ask it here. (If you click on Rich Editor you won't have to worry about formatting your entry.) Then click “WATCH” at the top right on this page and you will be notified via email when an update has been made.
QUESTION:  There are company-owned farms. How should these be entered? Skipped? 
A: Yes, key the business name. Since there is not a business name field key the business name in the Given Name field. Business names such as Jones and Son should only be keyed as a business - do not key a separate line with the surname Jones.
Annafechter 21:31, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Q: Do we key multiple instances of the same name or do we key each unique name on am image only once?
A: If you encounter a name multiple times on a record only enter it once.

Q: Do we enter the Parents and guardians in Schedule 4, "Deaf Mute, Blind Idiotic and Insane?"

A: Yes, Enter the parents and guardians. --Paulmd199 22:42, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Q: In keying my first image set, I found several pages where the text was so badly faded they were unreadable. What's the correct way to key such forms?

A: If you are able to work through them you may do so. Account for each line. If you feel they are beyond you, cancel them with problems. Directions are here. --Paulmd199 18:38, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Q: Is "Est" really a surname (it is on the drop down list)?  It has appeared twice so far on the census list, eg Ackerman Est. and Swenson Est.  How should we treat this?

Q: I have an image set which consists just of lists of names. Sometimes they use dittos for the last names for people in the same family, and sometimes they go on to the next page (image). Should I mark [Blank] or get the last name from the page before?

Suggestions/Additions

If you have a suggestion or would like to make an addition to the project page, click “EDIT” and post your suggestion here. (If you click on Rich Editor you won't have to worry about formatting your entry.) Then click “WATCH” at the top right on this page and you will be notified via email when an update has been made.