Talk:World Archives Project: USHMM - Germany, Records from Soviet Commission to Investigate Nazi Crimes

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Extra Keying Helps

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers

Date not keyed as seen.

Titles not keyed. Escaped officers i e Dovermann, Frank, Leutnant. Leutnant is a title. It is in the drop-down list. So are most military titles.

QUES: I have only been keying these if they appear before the name since the instructions say to "key any titles before the given name". If they appear after the name I just consider them to be a rank and not a prefix. I would like to know what the official WAP view is on this. sorry, don't know how to attach my username to this properly - katerimmer

Questions and Answers

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Q:Do we create an extra section when the header "document" date changes in the "Deutsches Kriminalpolizeblatt (Sonderausgabe)" books? -Bigbears6 02:44, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

A: Yes, please do create a new section when the date changes. This is something we hadn't seen when testing - would you mind sending me a screen shot? Annafechter 17:28, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, Anna. I already submitted the image set that this conflict arose in. If I see another example, I'll get a screen shot to you. The image included both the last page of a previous "Deutsches Kriminalpolizeblatt (Sonderausgabe)" section and the first page of another section, as in the images of an open book (2 pages per image). -Bigbears6 21:27, 12 August 2011 (UTC)
Update-- I came across this same occurrence and emailed a screenshot to you. Let me know when you get it! -Bigbears6 22:08, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

One more question. The said "Deutsches Kriminalpolizeblatt (Sonderausgabe)" images belong in the Name List category, correct? I believe that this is what the instructions specify. I accidentally classified a few image sets as Miscellaneous Records, so I hope that someone fixes them if I was incorrect. I just liked being able to input the nationality of the people that these books were talking about, as many of them have specified nationalities although the Name List category doesn't include a field for it. -Bigbears6 22:14, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

I could not find specifics in the instructions or guidelines and posted the question which form types to use to Anna. I am waiting for her answer, because I too prefer to be able to enter the Nationality if it is given. --Elisabeth power 10:53, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Elisabeth, if you look at the help for Name List when selecting a Form Type, or the information about Name List on the Wiki page for this project, it states that "There are many images which contain lists of names. Some of these lists have column headings that identify what information is in each column. Others do not. However, use this form type for any image which contains a listing or column full of names. Images from the "Sonderausgabe zum deutschen Kriminalpolizeiblatt" (Special Edition of the German Criminal Police Journal) fall into this category. In this journal there are typically sections of name lists enumerated with Roman numerals." (sorry, don't know how to attach my username to this properly - katerimmer)

Okay Kate, I take your point. You can attach your username by klicking signature at the top bar. second button from the right. --Elisabeth power 12:52, 13 August 2011 (UTC)


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Still waiting for some help about the Ranks/Prefix/Suffix, please.

Also - has anyone seen anything yet except Sonderausgaben zum Deutschen Kriminalpolizeiblatt?


(in reply to the above) I have come across a few pages full of lists of names in alphabetical order which I think are people who served in the Secret Police, and some interviews with detainees about atrocities which they witnessed, one Cyrillic page, and I've just downloaded a visa (Sichtvermerk) but I would say that more than 90% of the images I've keyed so far have been the Sonderausgaben zum Deutschen Kriminal polizeiblatt. Maybe most of the other stuff is going to be towards the end? --Katerimmer 17:16, 20 August 2011 (UTC) Edit: I've now come across a few visas etc but all the ones I've seen so far are samples used as illustrations to show how to spot a fake one!