Talk:World Archives Project: New Zealand, City & Area Directories, 1866-1955 (Part 3)
Extra Keying Helps
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
Questions and Answers
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Q: If there is a business name listed after an entry (in my example the entry reads "Turner Chas Harcourt, agt Blackball Coal Co"), do we key the business as a seperate entry as I believe we did with previous NZ directory projects or do we skip it as suggested in the keying example?
A: On this project we are not keying business names which appear after the person's name. Only key the business names if they appear first.
Q: If there is an entry that reads "Murdoch Bros", do we key Surname as Murdoch and Given as Bros? Or as a business name as "Murdoch Bros". There's no names following Murdoch Bros.
A: Key "Murdoch Bros" in as a business name. Leave the Surname and Given name fields blank.
Q: If there is an entry that reads "Rudlen, John, jun, farmer", is the "jun" suffix for junior, so enter in suffix as "jun"?
A: Enter "Jun" in the Suffix field. Always key as seen.
Q: If there is a city name that says "Ashbourne, see Christchurch" that doesn't have any names beneath it, how would it be keyed?
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