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Q - I have come across cards with simply a surname at the top such as "Ammon". I know I key this into the surname field but what goes into the title field? I'm confused as the instructions say not to key a title if there is just a name but the examples show a card with a name and the title field filled in. Please clarify this. Thanks.
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Q - I have an image that appears to have no surname and no title... its just a list of nooks. The three-line card reads "Col.&amp; Rev.Fam.of Pa.Vol.5.p.861/Col.&amp; Rev.Fam.of Pa.vol.8. p. 343/Col. &amp; Rev. Lin. of Amer. vol. 6 p. 495." Would this be considered an image with no data? &nbsp;Do I key the first book as the Tile? &nbsp;Or what?
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Q - I have a set of images showing the titles as: 'Fox Graveyard' or 'Fisher Graveyard' and also names of churches.&nbsp; There are no person names to key so should I do these as cover pages or key titles as seen?  
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Q - I have come across cards with simply a surname at the top such as "Ammon". I know I key this into the surname field but what goes into the title field? I'm confused as the instructions say not to key a title if there is just a name but the examples show a card with a name and the title field filled in. Please clarify this. Thanks.
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<br> Q - I have a set of images showing the titles as: 'Fox Graveyard' or 'Fisher Graveyard' and also names of churches.&nbsp; There are no person names to key so should I do these as cover pages or key titles as seen?  
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A - I would key these as Titles<br><span style="color: orange;">
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Q - The instructions say that the prefix and given boxes should contain the same info ie: first name or initial and middle names. I have not included names in the prefix box, is this correct? I assume it is only for ranks etc.
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Q - The instructions say that the prefix and given boxes should contain the same info ie: first name or initial and middle names. I have not included names in the prefix box, is this correct? I assume it is only for ranks etc.  
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Q- About the first question above when I had images that said 'Bairns Graveyard' or 'Bains Graveyard' I keyed Bairns as the surname and Bairns Graveyard as the title. The instructions say if it has a surmane and any other words then key the surname in the surname field and all the text in the title field. Have I been doing these wrong? On my keying summary it shows my accuracy is Excellent.
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Q- About the first question above when I had images that said 'Bairns Graveyard' or 'Bains Graveyard' I keyed Bairns as the surname and Bairns Graveyard as the title. The instructions say if it has a surmane and any other words then key the surname in the surname field and all the text in the title field. Have I been doing these wrong? On my keying summary it shows my accuracy is Excellent.  
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I think the image sets could be more than 10 images.
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I think the image sets could be more than 10 images.  
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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. </span></span

Q - I have an image that appears to have no surname and no title... its just a list of nooks. The three-line card reads "Col.& Rev.Fam.of Pa.Vol.5.p.861/Col.& Rev.Fam.of Pa.vol.8. p. 343/Col. & Rev. Lin. of Amer. vol. 6 p. 495." Would this be considered an image with no data?  Do I key the first book as the Tile?  Or what?


Q - I have come across cards with simply a surname at the top such as "Ammon". I know I key this into the surname field but what goes into the title field? I'm confused as the instructions say not to key a title if there is just a name but the examples show a card with a name and the title field filled in. Please clarify this. Thanks.


Q - I have a set of images showing the titles as: 'Fox Graveyard' or 'Fisher Graveyard' and also names of churches.  There are no person names to key so should I do these as cover pages or key titles as seen?

A - I would key these as Titles

Q - The instructions say that the prefix and given boxes should contain the same info ie: first name or initial and middle names. I have not included names in the prefix box, is this correct? I assume it is only for ranks etc.

A - I believe this is an error in the instructions

Q- About the first question above when I had images that said 'Bairns Graveyard' or 'Bains Graveyard' I keyed Bairns as the surname and Bairns Graveyard as the title. The instructions say if it has a surmane and any other words then key the surname in the surname field and all the text in the title field. Have I been doing these wrong? On my keying summary it shows my accuracy is Excellent.

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.

I think the image sets could be more than 10 images.

 
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