Talk:World Archives Project: Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls Honeymoon Registries, 1940-2010

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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

1) keyed periods/full stops. keying standard says not to key them.

2) expanded year, field help says:"If the year is written as a two-digit number only key two-digit number. Do not expand to a four-digit year."

3) only key the residence place seen on the record. Do not infer state and/or country.

4) key  as seen.

--Elisabeth power 18:45, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

--Pgallain 19:58, 20 April 2015 (UTC) as per the instructions if there is a marriage date to enter then please use the honeymoon register image type, also enter information for spouse as appropriate

Questions and Answers

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Q: If the residence includes the country - i.e. Pittsburgh, PA, USA - do we key USA or just city and state?

A: Yes, enter the location as given on the record - minus any street addresses. Annafechter 17:47, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Q: If the date if May 28 at the top of the column, and 28 for the remainder of the page, are we keying 'May' for the rest of the page or just 28?

A: Without seeing the example my judgment call would be to key May for all of the records on that page. Annafechter 15:40, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Q: How do I enter names written in Japanese characters if there is no English translation? Some records on this page are in English, so some can be translated, but I'm not sure what to do with these. Here is an example:

A: If you look at Examples 5 and 6 on the wiki, you will see that we are not to enter Japanese names that are written in Japanese characters, only the ones written in English/

Q: I understand that, but what do I do with the records? Mark the fields as illegible but enter the dates as they are numeric? Not enter the records at all, even though there are some portions in English? Since the entire record isn't in Japanese, I'm not sure what to do with it.

A: Just skip over them and key nothing. --Wiedwoman 20:07, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Q: Am I doing something wrong, or are all indexers experiencing this -- every entry for Residence Place comes up in the red box?

A: This field will almost always be red. F7 to accept. --Wiedwoman 01:54, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Q: On marriage dates, it appears that many Canadians have changed it to dd/mm/yy while most of the entries are mm/dd/yy. Should we key as seen knowing the month and day will be wrong, or switch them to match the correct month and day?

A: Switch them to match. I have seen that many Canadians and Europeans are showing their dates as dd/mm/yy. --Wiedwoman 23:05, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Q: And what if it is impossible to tell which way the date should go? E.g.: 1-7-XX - could be January 7 or July 1. Determine this by the residence of the people signing the book?

A: That is what I would do... --Wiedwoman 19:56, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Q: I am working with a visitor register, no mention of a marriage register anywhere. No problems until I got to line number 31. There is not a date in the left hand date column. But in the right hand column labeled “Introduced By” there are dates that appear to be marriage dates such as 10-10-93, 7-1-92, 8-8-55, etc. All from Japan. Again there is not any indication it is a marriage register. The next image page only has dates in the Introduced By column. But is a Visitor Register. Hope I haven't confused you I just don't know which dates to use. thank you

A: If you are sure they are marriage dates, choose the honeymoon form type for that image and go ahead and key the marriage dates.

Reference above question. My dilemma is that the first 30 lines are visitors but the last 6 appear to be marriage dates, I am not sure what type of dates to classify the last 6 as? Or would this be one of the rare times a keyer would do a separate section?

Q: When the name is listed as "M/M A. Fragos" should we key as Mr. A Fragos and Mrs. Fragos or is that too much of an assumption?

A: I would personally make that assumption. Seanbmc (talk) 16:48, 19 January 2016 (MST)

Q: In the marriage date column, if a year is only shown in the first entry, can one assume that all the following dates are the same year, even if they only show day and month? And should it be keyed as such? Same question for date of stay.

A: Only key what appears for each record. Thank you. Seanbmc (talk) 12:38, 5 February 2016 (MST)


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RE: dates. US is one of few countries which uses mo, day, yr. Unless someone put the wrong date in, ie day before or day after, there should be a trend among the entries as it is a hotel register. Craig