Talk:World Archives Project: Savannah, Georgia, Registers of Free Persons of Color, 1817-1864
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Extra Keying Helps
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
- One of the places people are having trouble is handwriting. (For information only. Key as seen)
- L[evi] S D'Lyon
- I[saac] D'Lyon
- V S W =Vender of Small Wares
--Paulmd199 00:16, 21 September 2013 (UTC)
Please be sure that you don't use appointed date as a register date shown in example 1) http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=File:SavannahFree_RegisterOfFreePersons_Key_1.JPG
This example is incorrect as the years on the right side of the page have not been highlighted to key http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=File:SavannahFree_RegisterOfFreePersons_Key_3.JPG . Use the earliest date shown.
Questions and Answers
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I attempted to upload a corrected version of the image with the register years written across the top right of one type of image. It did not work properly, either time.
Those marks on the line of each individual below the year numbers note each year that individual was registered. The first year where a mark is found on the individual's line is the register year you should enter for that individual.
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