Talk:World Archives Project: Somerset, England, School Registers, 1860-1914

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Feel free to add to or edit information in this discussion tab as necessary. Please take time to become familiar with the General Keying Standards and be sure to read all instructions on the main project page. (Please note that in case of a discrepancy, project level instructions always trump general keying standards.)

Extra Keying Helps


Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers

Putting the second name or initial of the main parent in the column for the second parent

Questions and Answers

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Q: If the date of leaving is past the year 1914 but the admission date and birth date aren't, should we use form 1914?


Q: When I come across an image with a date over 1914 (date of admission) do I first enter it as Register or Form 1914 - when I enter 1914 it goes directly to the next image?

A: You should classify it as Post-1914. We are not indexing these because of privacy rules. --Katerimmer (talk) 05:27, 24 January 2016 (MST)


Q: Should we expand Event Year to four digits? I ask because I have several records with an Event Year of "15", which doesn't fall within the year span of the project.

A: Images with dates after 1914 should be classified as Post 1914 form types.

Q: Duh - I missed that in the instructions.  :( Here is a follow-up question: If a Page 2 image follows a Post 1914 image, should the Page 2 image also be marked as Post 1914, or should the Page 2 image be keyed?

A: No, do not key the 2nd pages that appear after the Post 1914 images - and yes, also mark them as Post 1914. Those that I have seen also had dates after 1914 so it made it easier.


Q: If blank lines appear after the last record on the image, do those require a line number as well?

A: No, if they are after the last record on the image they do not require a line number.

Q: I have an image that begins with dates which are pre-1914 but ends in 1915 dates. Should I just stop keying when I reach 1915?

A: The image should be classed as post-1914. --Katerimmer (talk) 07:50, 15 January 2016 (MST)

Q: Several children are readmission's on these lists. Normally we only enter the name once on a page when it is the same person but as there is a next page with numbers, then if we don't enter them this won't match the first page. Should we enter them anyway or perhaps leave a blank line with a number so that both pages match? Hope that makes sense.

A: I think they would have to be keyed on each line that they appear on so that the pages will match up. --Katerimmer (talk) 12:55, 14 February 2016 (MST)

Suggestions/Additions

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