Talk:World Archives Project: West Yorkshire, England, Removal and Settlement, 1627-1912

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Q: I'm not sure I'm keying these documents correctly. I'm confused about the definition of settlement. It seems like the only thing we're suppose to key is documents pertaining to wards aka dependents of the parish regarding being assigned or transfered to another parish, but there is also lists of "settling" accounts. They are receipts for payment of goods and services and signed at the bottom "settled by..." Are these documents considered settlements that we should be transcribing?

A: Generally these will be Cover pages but sometimes they are about costs for removing someone - and we would want the name of the individual keyed. ... So if there is a mention of the individual who was moved they should be keyed but if it is just referencing the goods then it would be a cover page. Annafechter 01:12, 18 July 2014 (UTC)


Q: What do we key when year is written as 1713/14, please? Only seen one and have just keyed it as it was written. Thanks.

A: Key the first year in the range - in this case, 1713. Annafechter 01:12, 18 July 2014 (UTC)


Q: A list of payments from fathers for bastard children "Affiliation Orders". Do we list the names on this or do we only list removal and settlement records?

A: These records should be keyed. Annafechter 01:12, 18 July 2014 (UTC)


Q: Affiliation Orders; Claims made by mothers against the fathers of bastard children. Should we call these cover sheets or Key the names and parishes? I have been calling them cover sheets.

A: I am checking with the Content Manager to make sure we agree - I will post tomorrow. Annafechter 01:12, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Q: This question came up on the Shoreditch removal project too and I don't think it ever got an official resolution. What do we do when a child is unnamed? The document says something like "Joe Smith, his wife Jane and their infant child". I've been keying "Blank first name" "Smith" to represent the child. Is that right?

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