Talk:World Archives Project: Warwickshire, England, Occupational and Quarter Session Records – Tax Return Lists

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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.)

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Extra Keying Helps


Example of Per Brevigraph

Brevigraphs- A brevigraph is a symbol for a specific set of characters. The most common you will see is a per. Which is a p with a cross through the tail. It is most common in the names Harper, Cooper, Cowper, Hopper, and so forth. These are to be expanded. (Per support q/a) --Paulmd199 20:13, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers


Handwriting interpretation has been the most consistent error thus far. Among the most common mistakes:

  • Wid, Widd, Widow and Widdow are NOT given names. They are more appropriate in the prefix field.
  • o and e are commonly confused
  • c and r are commonly confused
  • H, F, and P are frequently misrecognized.

A chart is Here:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genepool/oldalpha.htm

  • Modernization of parish names. These records predate modern spelling conventions, it is an error to "correct" the spelling. Key as written. If it says "Wormelayton", do not change it to "Wormleighton".

Questions and Answers

If you have a keying question that is not answered on the project page or in any of the information above, click “EDIT” and ask it here. (If you click on Rich Editor you won't have to worry about formatting your entry.) Then click “WATCH” at the top right on this page and you will be notified via email when an update has been made.

Q: I have a very fragmented document piece in very poor condition. In several places I can see that that there are names written, but can't decipher them. Do I key illegible for each of these unreadable names or just put in one illegible designation to indicate a group of illegible names?

A: Illegible for each of the unreadible names. Account for all of the lines. You will want to recover what you can. If you don't feel up to the challenge, you have the option of canceling the image. --Paulmd199 19:12, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

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