Talk:World Archives Project: USHMM - Romania, Selected Holocaust Records, 1940-1945

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Extra Keying Helps

"zis" means "also known as" (A.K.A.)

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers

Questions and Answers

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  Q: What is the meaning of C-tin or C-ta? I see these a lot. I have been putting them as a given name, since that is their location. Also, sometimes there seems to be more than one given name for the head of family. What is that about?

A: I think they are abbreviations of Constantin and Constantina but they should be keyed as seen. If the head of family has more than one given name I would imagine it is their first name and their middle name. --Katerimmer 10:27, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Q: While most of the names are ordered Given then Surname, a few appear to be in reverse order, with the Surname listed first. Should I make a best judgment guess and put what I think is the Surname (even though listed first)?

A: Yes. Do your best to determine which order the names are in.

Q: What does "fis" mean? Context Matei fis Traian as the Surname. THen Matei fis Basrab as the Surname.

A: In researching this fis doesn't appear to mean anything in the context of a name. Key the names with only Traian and Basrab as the surnames.
A: Did you mean "zis"? Google translate says that this means "said" so I would think it means "alias" in which case the first surname shown would be the one to key. --Katerimmer (talk) 06:19, 20 October 2015 (MDT)

Q: I am keying name lists, where families are grouped. When it comes to the children, I cannot always determine whether it is a daughter or son, the header just says "Copiilor" Which I think means children. Do I just enter "copii" as relationship? The document does not determine the sex. Do I leave it blank or infer? --Elisabeth power (talk) 16:23, 20 February 2016 (MST)

A: Keying "Copii" is acceptable. Thanks! Seanbmc (talk) 13:00, 23 February 2016 (MST)

Q: I am keying a List. Am I reading the wiki correctly that we are to guess the gender, if it is blank, according to the "Relationship" column?

A: It's not guessing; it's inferring, but yes, the gender can be inferred from the Relationship column if it is one of the values listed. --Katerimmer (talk) 16:46, 29 May 2016 (MDT)

Q: I have a set where only the head of the household (Cap fam or sot) is listed with his surname and first name. The rest of the family members are only listed with the surname, which is the same as the head of the household. Do I only key the head of the household or the surname for each family member?--Elisabeth power (talk) 02:10, 4 June 2016 (MDT)

A: Even though the information is not very helpful, the information available should be keyed. Seanbmc (talk) 15:24, 6 June 2016 (MDT)

Q: I have a set containing lists of constables, their grades and units. Do I key these or are they considered to be perpetrators and the lists are cover pages? --Elisabeth power (talk) 14:49, 26 September 2016 (MDT)

A: Please do not key these names. Since they are constables, they are likely to be perpetrators, not victims, and the lists should be considered cover pages. Gigivs (talk) 10:26, 28 September 2016 (MDT)



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