Talk:World Archives Project: Minnesota, State School and Hospital Records
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Extra Keying Helps
Do not key numbers ie: #1 in the suffix box. -- Wiedwoman 23:33, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
Questions and Answers
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Q: Under the residence heading, how do I key an entry of "Poorhouse Goodhue"? Do I ignore the word poorhouse and only key Goodhue?
- A: I would key as Goodhue. -- Wiedwoman 23:10, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
Q: Another residence question. The only residence entry is "alms house." Do I put nothing at all for the residence?
- A: I would leave residence blank. -- Wiedwoman 23:31, 6 February 2013 (UTC)
Q: I'm looking at pages from the University of Minnesota Hospital for Crippled and Deformed Children, and there isn't a place on the document to list birth place, but there is a field for nationality. Should I key birth place from nationality?
- A: No, do not enter the Nationality information in the Birth Place field. Annafechter 16:01, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Q: If the year is not given in the admittance should we key the discharge date also that has a year?
- A: I would key the discharge date if there is no year shown as admittance. -- Wiedwoman 21:10, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Q: I have a document with the county name at the top of the page. I have been keying that county as the residence county for all records that have no other specific county listed. Should I do this, though, for a city that I know is not in that county, but does not have the correct county listed in the record. Should I key no county, the correct county, or the incorrect county that is on the sheet? (A Minneapolis record on a Goodhue county sheet.)
- A: I leave it blank, but it may be corrected back to that county when it goes through review. -- Wiedwoman 21:10, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Q: Are we keying alias names (in parenthases)?
- A: no we do not key an alias as there is no alias field. -- Wiedwoman 21:05, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
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Be sure and check for more than one record on a downloaded image. The Statistical Report - School for the Feeble-Minded - Faribault images are from a book which may have records to be keyed on facing pages.