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== Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers  ==
== Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers  ==
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Keying only the name of the land owner and not keying '''all''' of the names found within the land record of adjacent or former land owners.<br>
== Questions and Answers  ==
== Questions and Answers  ==

Revision as of 22:55, 28 December 2012

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.)

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Extra Keying Helps

I have transribed part of a record (I think I am 99% accurate - if you disagree post your corrections) to help with reading the handwriting. The names we would key are in orange text.





Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers

Keying only the name of the land owner and not keying all of the names found within the land record of adjacent or former land owners.

Questions and Answers

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.
Does the
 instruction,  " Don't key the signatures at the end",  includes the signatures of the witnesses as well?

On West Tennessee plat surveys there does not appear to be a grant or survey number identified. Only a page number in the upper outside corner is visible. Should we use the page number as the grant number in order to differentiate between two surveys on the same image? If I leave the grant number empty, then there is no way tell where one survey record ends and the next begins. Also, I have the same question posted above. I have been keying the names of witnesses (who are often relatives or neighbors) and the surveyor's name. Should either or both of these NOT be keyed????

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