World Archives Project: London, England, Land Tax Valuations, 1910

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About this project

The 1910 Valuation Domesday Books (IR91) contain lists of occupiers and owners in the parishes of London. The data wanted to be captured are found in columns and the handwriting is largely legible. The project difficulty of this project is set at Average because of the ease of finding the data and the legibility of the writing.


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Project-specific sample images and form field help:

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Book Cover
Title
Register
Second Image

Book Cover

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These images are of a book cover and will normally display the Reference Number.

Reference Number

Key the complete Reference Number which includes numbers, letters, and slashes. The Reference Number always starts with IR91 which is followed, normally, by a slash and a number. Key as seen.
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Title

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These images will normally display the county, reference number, and division with a title similar to "Duties and Land Values".

Parish

Capture the Parish found following the words "A Valuation Book for the parish or place of" or "parish of" using the provided drop-down list. If the Parish does not appear in the list then key the Parish as seen. If no Parish appears on the image then mark the field blank.
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District or Ward

The District can be found in the upper left corner of the image and usually consists of a letter. For example, District A. If an image displays "District A Part I", key only " District A". Where there is not a District, a Ward will be given following the Parish on the line "A Valuation Book for the parish or place of". Key the Ward as seen. If neither a District nor a Ward appears, mark the field blank.
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Reference Number

Key the complete Reference Number which includes numbers, letters, and slashes and is usually found in the upper right hand corner of the image. The Reference Number always starts with IR91 which is followed, normally, by a slash and a number. Key as seen.
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County

Capture the County found following the words "County of" using the provided drop-down list. If a County does not appear in the list then key the County as seen.
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Register

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The Register is identified by the columns of names and addresses. Most of the fields to be keyed will be found on the Register image.

Parish

Capture the Parish found following the words "A Valuation Book for the parish or place of" or "parish of" using the provided drop-down list. If the Parish does not appear in the list then key the Parish as seen. If no Parish appears on the image then mark the field blank.
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Tenant Given Name

Key the first name and any middle names or initials for the "tenant" as found in column 3, "Christian Names and Surname of Occupiers" using the drop-down list provided. If a name does not appear in the drop-down list then key the name as seen. If a business is the tenant then key the complete business name into the Tenant Given Name field. When no given name appears mark the field blank.
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Tenant Surname

Key the Surname of the tenant as found in column 3, "Christian Names and Surname of Occupiers" using the drop-list. If a surname does not appear in the list then key the surname as seen. When no surname appears mark the field blank. If two tenants appear in one residence, key as separate and unique records. If a residence has multiple tenants and proprietors key each coupling of tenant and proprietor as unique records. If a coupling of tenant/proprietor appears more than once on a page key it only once.
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Proprietor Given Name

Key the first name and any middle names or initials for the "owner" as found in column 4, "Christian Names and Surnames of Owners, with their Residences" using the drop-down list provided. When a business is the owner then key the entire business name into the Proprietor Given Name field. If a name does not appear in the drop-down list then key the name as seen. When no given name appears mark the field blank.
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Proprietor Surname

Key the Surname of the owner as found in column 4, "Christian Names and Surname of Owners, with their Residences" using the drop-list. If two owners appear then key as separate and unique records. If a surname does not appear in the list then key the surname as seen. When no surname appears mark the field blank. If a residence has multiple tenants and proprietors key each coupling of tenant and proprietor as unique records. If a coupling of tenant/proprietor appears more than once on a page key it only once.
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Street

Key the Street from column 6, "Street, Place, Name, and Precise Situation of Property". The Street can be either a street name or a building. When the Street is blank next to a record (name) key using the Street from the record above as ditto marks were not always used. If there is no Street to key, mark the field blank.
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Second Image

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These image are easily determined as there will be no names to key. However, these images have information which pertain to the previous image and so the relationship needs to be maintained. The added Second Image field with its accompanying drop-down list will help to identify that the image belongs with the previous image.

Second Image

Many of these images are from a book which had a left-side and right-side page. On the left-side page is recorded all the information wanted to be captured. On the right-side page is the uncaptured information. The images of the right-sides are often blank, with just the column headings. When a right-side image appears, use the drop-down list to choose "continued from previous image" selection by simply typing "cont...".
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