Talk:World Archives Project: USHMM - Krakow, Poland, Applications for ID Cards for Jews during World War II (Part 5)
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Feel free to add to or edit information in this discussion tab as necessary. Please take time to become familiar with the General Keying Standards and be sure to read all instructions on the main project page. (Please note that in case of a discrepancy, project level instructions always trump general keying standards.)
Extra Keying Helps
See the following link for the Polish alphabet with special characters or diacritics included. Gray indicates letters not used in native words.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Polish-alphabet.png#file --Rebecca 18 Aug 2013
Polish international characters are ć, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż, ą, ę and ł and German international characters are ä, ö, ü and ß. We will only use these international characters for this project. Sometimes there will be a curved line over a "u" but this was used in German handwriting to differentiate between a "U" and an "N." Do not use the "u" with a curved line over it from the international character table. --Rebecca 18 Aug 2013
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
In the instructions and in the field help for street address, it says that a comma should separate the street name and the number. Some keyers are not placing the comma between the street and the number. --Rebecca 18 Aug 2013
Key the nationality as seen. Some keyers are changing the nationality to Polish. For example, if Polnisch is written, key Polnisch, do not change it to Polish. --Rebecca 18 Aug 2013
Don't forget the Polish diacritics or the Polish international characters. See link to Polish alphabet in extra keying helps above for these. --Rebecca 18 Aug 2013
Questions and Answers
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QUESTION: What do you want done with the second page of the ID card? There is no name but there is a birth date. Key as ID card? Key as misc doc? Or make it a cover page? Thanks in advance. ~Rebecca 8/10/13
ANSWER FROM WAP: Dear Rebecca, Thank you for contacting Ancestry.com regarding how to key in the second page of an ID card when there are no names to key.
If there are no names to key on the second page, simply mark that image as a Cover page, Section header, etc form type and continue on to the next image. We appreciate your contributions to the World Archives Project.
If you need additional assistance, please feel free to reply to this message. If you have questions about an Ancestry.com account, you are welcome to call us at 1-800-262-3787 from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. EST, Monday through Sunday.
Best regards, Tim Customer Solutions Associate Ancestry.com --Rebecca 18 Aug 2013
QUESTION: ID card on image was one whole "front" side [5,6,1]; next image was of one whole "back" side [2,3,4]. Other projects have forbidden us to assume that two sequential documents were about the same person unless the same name was on both. The image of the "back" side had no name, just birthdate and other info. What is the policy for this project? -- Mariel [18 Aug 2013]
ANSWER: The policy is the same for this project. We do not infer or pull information from one image to key on another. --Rebecca 18 Aug 2013
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