Talk:World Archives Project: West Yorkshire, Roman Catholic Oath Records, 1714-1787, 1829

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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


Please note that sections are not needed in this project. --Katerimmer 15:08, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers


Some keyers are confusing the letter e in this old handwriting with the letter o. If you look at keying image sample no 6 on the wiki page, the second line begins, "I Theophilus humbly Certifie" - the e's in Certifie are good examples of the letter e which is confusing people. --Katerimmer 17:32, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Someone is marking images as Cover Pages when there are names to key. --Katerimmer 17:03, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Someone is expanding the suffix Esqr to Esquire. It should be keyed as seen. --Katerimmer 11:24, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Widow or Widdow is not a given name nor a prefix and should be ignored, instead of being keyed in the given name field as somebody is doing. --Katerimmer 14:59, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Qr should not be keyed as a suffix as it is (presumably) an abbreviation for Quaker. --Katerimmer 18:54, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

If the image says "County of York" then the Residence County should be keyed as York, not Yorkshire West Riding as many keyers are doing.

Also if an image has no names to key but does have something written or stamped on it, it should be classed as a Cover Page not an Image with no Data. --Katerimmer 09:11, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

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.

  The pages I am working on are lists of landlords and renters. The clerk used the single initial S before the name of the landlord. I was able to identify one of the landlords as Sir Thomas Gascoigne. The mark would seem to indicate that the S is not the landlord's first initial, but his title. When I try to key it into the prefix field, it doesn't recognize the abbreviation. How should I proceed?

A: Press F7 to accept the entry. --Katerimmer 09:06, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Suggestions/Additions

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If anyone wants practice in deciphering the writing, try the British National Archives Paleography interactive, online tutorial: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/