Talk:World Archives Project: West Riding, England, Wakefield Charities Coroners Notebooks, 1852-1900

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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

Don't guess at the gender. Only key a gender if it is recorded (my son, my wife, he/she, etc).

Choosing the wrong form type. If the deceased's name is one image (set) and the age on a subsequent set, key it that way. If the deceased's date of inquest, name, age, gender is on one image/set, but the inquest carries over onto the next set(s), then choose Cover Page for the next set(s).

Questions and Answers

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Q: What do we do when the Inquest is reported on three seperate pages in an image set?  Only the first page has the deceased's name and details, the other two pages are witness statements. I know that we do not copy details from the previous image normally but should we do so in this instance or just call the other two pages cover sheets?  twomacks133

A: Generally, the following pages will be classified as Cover Pages. If there is data regarding the primary individual, such as name and age at death that information should be keyed.

Q: How should we key the name of someone only identified as female child and man unknown?

A: The identifying phrase should be keyed in the Given Name field. In your example "female child" or "man unknown" would be entered in the Given Name field.

Q: If an age is given as, for example, 11 weeks should that be recorded as the equivilent in months, 2/12?

A: Yes. Annafechter 22:00, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Q: Just a clarification,if the inquest spans more than one page, we only key the information that directly corresponds to the deceased, even if the other pages contain information on the death of the deceased, and we do not key any other names of individuals giving statements during the inquest? If so I have made some errors as I was keying all the names that appeared in the inquest, as the instructions didn't state specifically not to. Sorry.

A: Yes, you are correct - we are only keying information for the "primary person to whom the record pertains" which is this project is the deceased. Annafechter 22:00, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Q: I have records split across pages as well. I know that normally we don't carry info on from a previous page but these pages are numbered consecutively, in the same hand and the sentence runs from 1 page to the other. The inquest date is on 1 page & deceased details on the next. Or do I transcribe the inquest date without deceased on 1 image and the details of the deceased onto the next image? Also same query about age - eg 1y 11mths. Thanks

A: Only key the information found on the image you are looking at. In this case yes, key the date from the first image then move on to the next image and key information from that image.Annafechter 22:00, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Q: I have a page which is an index. There is not an index listing so should it be classed as a cover page?

A: Yes, it should be classified as a Cover page form type. Annafechter 22:00, 7 September 2013 (UTC)



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Mark the other pages as cover pages.