Talk:World Archives Project: Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1914-1924

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Q: I am getting pages with some names listed in the following manner... "Wellman's, Mrs. M., housebreaking and stealing.- Roy Cox..." or "Williams', Arthur, housebreaking and stealing.- Roy Cox..." My question is this; can I assume that the names are actually Mrs. M. Wellman and Arthur Williams? This would be assuming that the manner in which they are listed is actually showing their possession of the location (as in Mrs. M. Wellman's house)? I hope this makes sense.

A: Yes.


Q: Do we key the names of dealers license, granted, renewed and etc?

A: Yes, key all names,except police, court officials etc., unless they are the one that the article is about.

Q: When a year of birth is given but not an age do we follow the usual rule of not working out the age and leaving it blank?

A: Yes, we do not calculate ages.


Q:Do we key a list of Police promotions etc?

A: Yes, it's like the 2nd keying example marked key3 - http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=File:VictoriaPG_Record_Key_3.JPG

Q: In the lost/found item listings, do we key the people who have found or taken charge of the items? As in "Brooch ... found by Adolph Montaguat ..." edit:Just a note, this is often a police officer, although sometimes a private citizen. --Mmcroyle 06:28, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

A: Yes, unless it is an officer, these individuals should be keyed.


Q:For Police promotions etc are we indexing rank as a prefix e.g Constable or Senior Constable A Jones or just A Jones with no title.

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Why not change the instructions to state something along the lines of " Key all names except police, court personnel and officials mentioned within a crime/warrant article unless they are the one affected in the article"? And the Project Instructions to "This collection contains Police Gazette's in Victoria, Australia for the years 1861-1883. The reports consist of "articles" detailing crimes allegedly or definitely committed by individuals within the communities represented, as well as police appointments, missing persons, etc."

Keying Police Information

According to the field help box, we aren't suppose to key police names, etc.; but, yet, you said we are suppose to key promotions for them. That has nothing to do with being affected by a case. If this is true, then we need to change the field help information as many people use the field help as the guide for keying.

Keying Police Information

According to the field help box, we aren't suppose to key police names, etc.; but, yet, you said we are suppose to key promotions for them. That has nothing to do with being affected by a case. If this is true, then we need to change the field help information as many people use the field help as the guide for keying.