Talk:World Archives Project: London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 (Update)

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Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers

== Questions and Answers ==--

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Q: The project instructions say to key every name on the page who isn't an official or magistrate. I keep running into employer names. Ex: Claimant's husband had a job as a livery hand under Mr So-and-So of X Parish but now he is ill and cannot work anymore. Do I key those employer names? They aren't really involved or of interest from a genealogical standpoint.

A: Yes, we do key them. --Katerimmer 07:58, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Q: Also, why the hell is '1828' an invalid entry for the 'event year' field? I have to F7 that field on every line and it's unnecessarily annoying.

A: Yes, it's annoying. But we have to F7 because this is an alert to the keyer that what you're keying is 'not expected' in this field - in this instance - outside the specified range for the field 'year' (expected range is 1828-1930). --ColleenF789

Q: I've encountered a few records where the primary claimant is written "Elizabeth Williams properly Curry" or "Laura Curtis otherwise Simmons." From the context in the documents, I learned Elizabeth had remarried a Mr Williams and Curry was her maiden name and Laura was an illegitimate daughter of mother Curtis who remarried a Mr. Simmons and had adopted his last name. TL;DR - Which last name do I key when it's written like that, the first listed or the second?

Q:  Are the record books dated correctly?  Most of the records that I have been indexing are dated 1826-1827.  

A: There are a number of records outside the range specified. I've keyed quite a few from the 1780s and 1790s. --ColleenF789

Q:  Should we index "unnamed unbaptized bastard" children?  If so, how? (female/male Smith?)  Then for all of the "bastard" children should we assume the named father or the unmarried mother?  Thanks.  

A: As far as I know, if they are unnamed, we don't key them. --Katerimmer 22:57, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Anna F: Could we have a ruling on this please? Often seen '... child named John aged 2 years and a male child unbaptised aged 1 year.' It seems that if the child hasn't been baptised the authorities don't recognise it. Some of the unbaptised children I've encountered are 'lawful issue' - and obviously have names, but these names haven't been recorded. --ColleenF789


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If you are keying in names and the NEXT page has the same names exactly but it is a different image that classed as a duplicate image (because you have the data already from previous page) or do you still key in the same names again for the second image ?

A: Duplicate image is only used when it is actually another copy of the same image, not just the same names on a different image. You should key them again. If you classed it as a duplicate image, it would not be included in the final database and researchers would not be able to view it. --Katerimmer 07:56, 27 November 2013 (UTC)