Talk:World Archives Project: USHMM - Poland, Jewish Prisoners of War in Lublin, 1939-1941

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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

Registration Card Remarks:

The bottom half of the registraion card usually has coding like 1+1 ect. . As all letters were censored, this code was used for letters the POW wrote or  received. If there is no furhter information key  "No".  Sometimes it gives info about parcels received with a senders name and address , and other information, key "Yes".

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers

I am finding lots of errors of the spelling Stablack. This is referring to one of the camps. M Ia Stablack. It may look like the letter "d" but it is not Stablad as many are keying. All Arbitrators, please watch for both keyers using a "d" because if both keyers use it, it will not flag to be arbitrated. Please be sure to correct it. Ck Ligature.jpg

'International characters: Some keyers are using characters from the international language board that are not part of the German or Polish language. Very often you see a long line above the "n". That signifies a "nn". A kurved line above the "U" is to differenciate "u" from "n". ' --Elisabeth power 07:53, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Document Type Card back is to be used for the back of cards not "cover page" --Elisabeth power 07:57, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Questions and Answers

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Q: What do I do when I have a form type that isn't in the list of options, but does seem to have informationon it?

A: If cou come across a form called"Wehrdienstbeschädigungsliste" use the multiple form choice and extract all the information you can. This is a 4 page form. If you are not sure, cancel it "with problems" and say unknown form. Paul will get it and deal with it.

Q: I'm having trouble reading the 'Rank' or 'Dienstgrad' on a 'Personal Card 2' form. What are some common ranks? Perhaps I could recognize it if there were options. (None are given when I begin typing as there are with other fields.) Thank you.

A: The most common rank (Dienstgrad) is Schütze, Uffz, Unteroffizier, Soldat, gefreiter, Gemein or Gem, Zivilgefreiter, Zivilgefangener, Zivilgef. Many keyers wrongly use Periods (Full Stops) for abr., especially when it comes to Truppenteil. Example if it says 53. Inf. Regt. keyers should key 53 Inf Regt. Sometimes the I is mistaken for a J or an F.

QUESTION: Are we supposed to key info that has been crossed out?

A: Only if it is not replaced.

Q: What is the correct format for entering the POW Camp? In the drop down menu I see a few Stalags with Roman numerals in parentheses, names of towns, etc. But on the cards I see a Stalag number/letter, sometimes along with a city. I've been keying the entire entry, even when it reads via another camp. However, I'm always flagged for corrections there.

A: Key the Stalag roman numerals and letters. If it contains a place like Moosburg key this also. Do not key if it says v Stalag ---. Only the Stalag where the person actually is. You always have to confirm. The drop-down lists is not much help as it mostly lists place names, which are seldom on the cards.

Q: For the prisoner list forms, do the instructions key as seen for "b.d" mean to key the period? And if b.d is in the birth year column, should it be keyed as it is in the birthplace and father's name column? Does it matter to arbitration if it is keyed "b.d" or "B.d"?

A: We should not key the periods, but leave the space. It does not matter if they are capital or small letters.You don't have to fight with the keying tool. --Elisabeth power 21:55, 26 August 2011 (UTC)


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