Talk:World Archives Project: Pennsylvania, Genealogical Scrapbooks and County Ledgers
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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.& 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?
A - More than likely that is a continuation from another card. I would mark it as a cover page.
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.
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I think the image sets could be more than 10 images.