Talk:World Archives Project: New York, New York, Quarterly Abstracts of Seamen's Protection Certificates, 1815-1869

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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.)

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Extra Keying Helps


Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers

Watch for Suffixes being entered after the Surname and prior to the Given Name in the Name field.  An example that was found can be seen in this screenshot - http://screencast.com/t/6QsFyHDTv

After checking with Ann, she said that the 'Junr followed by characters' should be entered as 'Junr' in the suffix

Don't enter a new section when a different 'year group' or 'rank / job title' changes

Don't enter blank records when blank lines are seen.

Questions and Answers

I have a selection where my first page has the year 1834, but the subsequent 2 pages have no year listed but obviously follow the page with during 1834. Should I key that year into the subsequent 2 pages even though they have no year listed? 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.

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.

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