Talk:World Archives Project: U.S., Military Registers, Marines
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Extra Keying Helps
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
General Keying Standards
How should dates be entered?
If the DAY appears as 04 on the record the day should be entered as 4.
Please do not add leading zeros to single digit DAYS.
Questions and Answers
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Question: I am keying entries where the name suffix is "3d" instead of "III". Do I key as seen?
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Suggestion: In some of the images I see that the information for the record spans 2 images. Names might be on 1 page and relevant information on another. It would be good if both pages, in such a case, could be viewable. it would have to be certain that both pages were related records.
Be careful when two different centuries occur. For example, a man was born in 67, appointed in 90, date of rank 18, date of detail 21. The latest year is 21. Don't always assume the highest number for the year! Therefore, you key 21 for the military year. Think it through!