Talk:World Archives Project: Tulare County, California, Sheriff's Office and Prison Records, 1874-1963
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Sheriff's Cash Book is to be keyed as Miscellaneous form type - Anna said so on the message board. --Katerimmer 18:45, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
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Register of Actions
Q: If the Defendant is listed as "A. H. Williams et al", should "et al" be entered into the Suffix field or be ignored as it is not part of the person's name and just means there are other unnamed Defendants?
- A: Ignore et al -- Wiedwoman 02:55, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Register of Convicts
Q: Under what form type should the second page of the Jail Register be classified as? The left hand page of the register has the information that needs to be entered. The second page (right hand) is a continuation of the information for the convict (for example, Residence, Trial Judge, Court, Sentence, etc.). However, we are not entering any of this information. So would this page still be classified as a "Register of Convicts" and we enter no data?
- A: I would class this form as a "cover page" since there is no keyable information. --Wiedwoman 20:19, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
- A: It is included in the examples of Cover Pages on the wiki page. --Katerimmer 13:49, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Q: If the name of the convict appears twice on the same register with the same "Received Date", do we enter it as two separate records? Or just as one?
- A: I would only key once. -- Wiedwoman 02:55, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Q: The letters "N M N" appear after the Given names of some convicts whose occupation is Army or Navy. Should these letters be entered in the Suffix field?
- A: the letters may stand for No Middle Name. --Paulmd199 02:49, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
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