Talk:World Archives Project: Texas, Court of Criminal Appeal Indexes, 1892-1947
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
Here are a few tips:
1. The names of locations, such as "The State of Texas" and "City of El Paso", should be entered as a company would be - in the Given Name field.
2. When there are two Appellants for one Appellee key each Appellant as its own record with the Appellee listed for each. Use F3 to copy the name down from the field above.
3. When there are two Appellees for one Appellant key two records with the Appellant listed with each of the Appellees.
4. Utilize the feature we have that will accept all of the "unaccepted" entries at the same time.
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
Questions and Answers
Q: If the image is a blank index page, do we index it as an index page without any records, or classify it as a cover page?
- A: If your page is totally blank, it should be a No Data image. If your page contains no names, But Perhaps some notes, it should be classed as a Cover page. --Paulmd199 02:04, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
Q: In a record the Given Name field has William "Sparky". I am a newbie but I read the General Indexing Guide about aliases and given names, but I did not see anything about nick names. I am not sure how I should key this.
- A: Nicknames are considered aliases generally. However, this project does not have an alias field, therefor the nickname should be dropped. (The exception to this would be when a nickname is the only one listed, in which case it would be keyed) --Paulmd199 02:24, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Q: If the image has two columns of appellant/county: we do the first column and then the second column as opposed to the appellant in the left column and the appellant in the right column then to the next line.
- A: Key the first column, then proceed to the 2nd column. --Paulmd199 02:24, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Q: The appellee field says "The State" do we key as is or key "The State of Texas".
- A: Key as written. --Paulmd199 02:30, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Q: If I see the county name at the top of the page, should it be keyed?
- A: Yes if you see the county on the record, it should be keyed.See example -- Wiedwoman 16:25, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
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