Talk:World Archives Project: Schedules of Special Census of Indians, 1880

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Q: In keying data from the Schedule of Special Census of Indians, I have found 2 instances in which the response on the record is not appropriate to the field prompt:  
Q: In keying data from the Schedule of Special Census of Indians, I have found 2 instances in which the response on the record is not appropriate to the field prompt:  
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:2. On the same record as in #1 above, a third person listed with the family has the word "single" entered into the RELATIONSHIP column of the image. Since "Single" is also the keyed response for&nbsp;the Marital Status field, how should I key the Relationship field."'''
:2. On the same record as in #1 above, a third person listed with the family has the word "single" entered into the RELATIONSHIP column of the image. Since "Single" is also the keyed response for&nbsp;the Marital Status field, how should I key the Relationship field."'''
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Q: In keying data from the Schedule of Special Census of Indians, I have found 2 instances in which the response on the record is not appropriate to the field prompt:

1. in the field ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, OR OTHER NAME HABITUALLY USED, the name for a woman with an INDIAN NAME is "Mrs. Jake." "Mrs." doesn't seem appropriate to be keyed as a Given Name although "Jake" does match the given name for other family members.  How should I key the Given name for "Mrs. Jake?"
2. On the same record as in #1 above, a third person listed with the family has the word "single" entered into the RELATIONSHIP column of the image. Since "Single" is also the keyed response for the Marital Status field, how should I key the Relationship field."

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