Talk:World Archives Project: Paris, Vicinity and other French Cities, Electoral Cards, 1900-1932
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Extra Keying Helps
Sometimes the month name Septembre is abbreviated to a 7 followed by bre, and Décembre is abbreviated to an X followed by bre. Octobre may be 8bre and Novembre 9bre but I haven't seen these yet. Please add illustrations of these if you can; I'm just putting this in quick so it's there for people trying the keying challenge.
Here is an example of "8re" or Octobre.
That strange squiggly number you will see is a 5.
If you see in the line "Date de naissance" 55 ans, this means 55 years old, not the year 55.
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
Questions and Answers
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Question: On some of the cards there is the line "Commune" but nothing is entered. At the top of the card is the stamped name Bordeaux. Is this supposed to be the name entered into the "Commune" field?
Answer: Yes, key this stamped city name as the Residence field. Only key it if it is a city name - I have come across some stamped items that are not cities. The stamped city name may appear at either the top and bottom of the page.
Question: Should "&" be expanded to "et"?
Answer:Yes, please expand it to "et" - "et" is translated as "and."
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