Talk:World Archives Project: USHMM - Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 4)
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Extra Keying Helps
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
There is a second page of the Ergänzungsbogen, which contains the signature of the primary person. No information will be keyed from this page. It is to be classified as "Cover Page." Some keyers are still keying this as a miscellaneous document. Please read instruction page under Ergänzungsbogen.
Some keyers are keying Kraków in the birth county field when it is written as Krakau. Ignore the keying help that pops up here and key as seen. ~Rebecca 6-17-2013
Questions and Answers
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1. Residence request question: Sometimes on a residence request, there is a handwritten number on the upper right-hand corner of the page. Some people have been keying this as the ID number. My understanding was that an ID number was only given when a request was accepted. So is it correct that if the request is denied, an ID number should not be keyed? In earlier Krakau projects, there was a stamp with the ID number when a residence request was accepted. ~Rebecca 6-17-2013
2. Ergaenzungsbogen question: When I was keying earlier Krakau projects and did see photos, the photos were of the primary person or RELATIVE. Some keyers are adding a NO to the Photo field for the HEAD person. Is it correct that a No should only be entered for the RELATIVE and not for the HEAD in the photo field? So basically when entering info for the HEAD, name, surname and relationship should only be keyed, correct? ~Rebecca 6-17-2013
3. Sometimes children's names are also on the Residence Request and some Miscellaneous documents. Sometimes the given name is only written. I have seen some keyers just assume that the children have the same last name as the primary person on the form. I have seen children have a different last name if their parents were married through religious ceremonies and not Civil marriages. Wouldn't it be considered inferred information if keyers key the same last name for the children if it is not written. Shouldn't the last name only be keyed if it is actually written? ~ Rebecca 6-17-2013
4. Ergaenzungsbogen question: Some keyers are keying the residence location for the HEAD. The field help instructions say to key the residence in question #5 from the field labeled "genaue Wohnung: Ort." This field is only found farther down the page and it concerns the primary person or RELATIVE. I realize that Krakau is usually written under the Head of Household's name in the "Wohnung" field. Is it correct to enter a residence location for the HEAD? So basically when entering info for the HEAD, name, surname and relationship should only be keyed, correct? ~Rebecca 6-17-2013
5. Ergaenzungsbogen question: If it is written in the "Seit wann wohnen Sie in Krakau" field "Seit Geburt." Don't we key "Seit Geburt" in the year field as it says in the field help? Some keyers are keying the birthdate. ~Rebecca 6-17-2013
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