Talk:World Archives Project: Warwickshire, England, Occupational and Quarter Session Records – Game Keepers
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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
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
- Not keying as seen, expanding names.
- Handwriting. Especially the number 8. Frequently dates in the 1780s are mistaken for dates in the 1700s.
- "same" is frequently keyed as a location (often butchered to Sauce or Lance or whatever). Treat this as a ditto.
- Key titles following the guidelines (this is almost always 'as seen') - eg. Earl Brooke should not be separated into first name Earl and surname Brooke. It would be entered entirely in given name
- Wrong date - if there are multiple dates, key the date when the record was entered into the book (almost always the latest date).
- Key Suffixes as seen - esq is not esqr.
- Incompleteness. Some are only keying the gamekeepers. Some are only keying the grantors. (we are keying both) and still others are leaving off residence, manors and dates. There is a high probability that the reviewer will send back for rekeying sets with large amounts of data missing.
- Residence: They are asking for more than just the parish or city. The directions state to separate jurisdictions with a comma. For Example, Allerthorpe, County of York is keyed as "Allerthorpe, York". No adding a -shire to county names when not on the original record either.
- Crossed out records. Per the Keying Standards, we do key them.
- Not keying place names as seen - do not 'correct' Birm or Birmm to Birmingham
Questions and Answers
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