Talk:World Archives Project: Oklahoma, Indian and Pioneer Historical Collection and Index

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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.)

Extra Keying Helps

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers

Key only the city in the residence city field.

Key ALL of the birth place in birth place field.

Key only family members.

If an interview page but does not have an interview date, use subsequent interview page.

Pages that only have a name at the top of the page should be classified as a 'cover page'.

Please do not key names from these cover pages.

Do not key the word 'County' in the birth place field.

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.


Q: "Employee" is a valid relationship in the keying tool for this project. Do we key employees of the person being interviewed when listed?

A: No. We are only keying the names of family members. --Wiedwoman 22:05, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Q: Even though the instructions only exclude the interviewer, we are not keying other people named in the stories (e.g. neighbors, clergy, teachers, etc.)?

A: Same as answer from above.--Wiedwoman 04:27, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

I would love to see this project changed so we type an entire interview. Just gets interesting and you move to another one.

Q: If a narrative in a Subsequent Interview Page is not explicit in stating who is being interviewed, does it get labeled as a Cover Page? I have a full page of narrative, with names mentioned, but they are mentioned in 3rd person, and I have seen pages where the only name along the top is actually the interviewer's name.

A: I would think when an interviewers name is at the top of the page that we would key the main character of the narrative and their relatives. --Wiedwoman 07:46, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Q: I have come across two interviewers who are listed as Mrs Husband's first name and last name. Since no prefix Do I put Mrs M C in given name place. If we don't it will look like the husband is being interviewed/

A: Use [blank] as her given name with another record for her husband. --Wiedwoman 18:17, 8 November 2013 (UTC)


  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.

My opinion: This entire project needs to be redone later to include all names in the records. A lot of subsequent interview pages, I know, are still talking about family members, but I can't key them as such because I can't assume anything from the page I'm on when relationships are not specifically stated. Right now I am keying a history of Sequoyah by his ggg-grandson, but on the 2nd page, it doesn't state this relationship. It only gives the interviewee's name at top and the continuation of Sequoyah's marriages and children. But, since I cannot assume anything, I cannot key a wealth of wonderful information. Also, a lot of interviews are about town histories, gangs, tribe histories, etc, and we cannot key any names because they are not relatives. Please tell me we can redo this project at a later date!! ~lrs~