Talk:World Archives Project: U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1790-1930
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Extra Keying Helps
Just as an FYI I noticed on the samples that we are keying ranks on this project. -- Wiedwoman 22:09, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
Questions and Answers
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Q: What does the abbreviation "ult." mean in the context of these records? I looked it up on rootsweb (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njmorris/acronyms.htm) and it said: The abbreviation “ult.” stands for the Latin “ultimo,” or last — a date last month, during the preceding month. The abbreviation “ult” is often found in pre-1900 correspondence and in other early sources. Should record the previous month for the event in regards to the publication date? Thanks, Mike --Hardcoal 23:52, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Q: What does the abbreviation "res. of sister" mean in a death record? For example, I have one that reads "Fri 30th res. of son in law Harry M. morris, Ann R. Edwards wid H Richard G Richards, USN 81y of city." I'm not exactly sure who died. I think it is -- at the residence of Harry M. Morris, Ann R. Edwards died and she is the widow of H. Richard G. Richards. Yes? Or did both Harry M. Morris and Ann Edwards die? I'm leaning toward the former, but just wanted to check. Erika
- A: Yes, res is short for residence, so it means that Ann R Edwards died at the residence of Harry M Morris, and Ann is the widow of H Richard G Richards. --Katerimmer 19:07, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks! sorry for gratuitous bolding. --Erika
- A: The primary person is the first person named in the marriage entry and so you would not key the prefixes and suffixes for their spouse, but as I understand it, there will be a matching entry on another page where the spouse is the primary person, so their prefixes and suffixes will be keyed in that entry. --Katerimmer 19:11, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
- A: I'm sure that WAP don't intend for us to have to search for old calendars, so no, the date would not be inferred in this situation. --Katerimmer 11:02, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
- Q: If a contributor has done it anyway, should the event date be blanked out in review?
- A: No, you shouldn't infer this. --Katerimmer 11:02, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
- A: (from Anna) The wrong dictionary has been uploaded, the problem should be fixed soon. In the meantime you will have to f7 them. --Paulmd199 05:58, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
- A: You would leave it blank. --Katerimmer 11:02, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
- A: Key as seen even if you think it is wrong. --Katerimmer 22:57, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
Next there are some entries that have the notation "4-11-9" which I thought might be DOB until I came across "43-2-12". Now I am wondering if it is age: Y-M-D. Any ideas?
Last names of spouses
I am working on death records which list the spouses last name with an initial only. Such as: Alley, Jane w/o of Richard A. Do you want me to record this as Richard A (surname left blank) or to expand it, and record it as Richard Alley?
- A: Yes I would key the name as Richard A Alley. -- Wiedwoman 18:12, 23 February 2013 (UTC)
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