World Archives Project: New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899
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About this project
The gazettes were published weekly and contain Government notices, including Acts of Parliament, land transactions, criminal notices, will and probate notices, military desertions, government appointments, and missing people. This project requires the reading of brief notices and extracting little information. As the gazettes are typed, the reading is easy, and there are only a few fields of information to be keyed. The project difficulty level is set at Easy.
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These documents are government notifications pertaining to a myriad of events: convicts, crimes, land, military, missing people, etc. Similar to newspaper articles, this project requires the reading of brief articles and the extraction of specific information. We will only be extracting data from articles with at least one name. If the same name occurs more than once in an article, key the name only once.
In the case that you encounter a page where there are many articles and the only individual listed is the author - if it is the same author only key the information from the first article.
You will likely encounter a variety of record types, however all pages with information to be keyed should be classified as Gazette Page With Names. Other images with data but no names will be marked as Cover page, Section Header, etc.
If your article includes a publication date you would use that date. Publication dates will appear in a header before the article, tacked on to the end of an article, or in a footer at the end of the article. You would not use a date within an article.
If the only date is at the bottom of the page use that date.
EXAMPLE OF DATES On keying dates - See Example
FOR MORE DETAILED FIELD HELP
Read the most recent post.-http://boards.ancestry.com.au/wap.intlrecordsaustralia/1818.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1/mb.ashx
Project-specific sample images and form field help:
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Gazette Page With Names
Gazette Page With Names
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This form type is for all gazette pages from which names will be keyed.
Key the Publication Month from the publication date found at the beginning of the article/notice using the provided dictionary. If there is no publication date found at the beginning of the event entry, key the Publication Month from the date found in the page header if listed.
Key the Publication Year from the publication date found at the beginning of the article/notice. If there is no publication date found at the beginning of the article/notice, key the Publication Year from the date found in the page header if listed. The expected years should only be from 1895-1899.
Try to determine the primary location where the event occurred. If there is a county and parish listed enter both separated by a comma.
The primary event could be different for individuals in the same article - look for the location associated with each individual.
Key the locations from left to right and when there are multiple instances of the same location enter it only once.
For tables only key the locations from within the table not the header. Header would only be used if no specific locations are listed within the table.
If there are multiple individuals in the article, such as lost mail, enter the location associated with each individual. In the case that there is one individual and there is not a specific location associated with the event enter the first location you encounter. If there isn’t a location listed in the article key the location from the header of the article. And if there are multiple individuals in the article and only one location enter the same location for each individual.
For the author of articles (in CAPS) key the location found in the header/footer.
Use the provided dictionary to key the event location. If a location is not in the dictionary key it as seen.
Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the provided dictionary. If a prefix is not on the list, key as seen.
Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the provided dictionary. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.
If the same name appears several times in the entry, or if an author appears multiple times on the page, key the name only once.
Key the Surname using the provided dictionary. If a surname is not on the list, key as seen.
Second Alias Given
Second Alias Surname
Cover page, Section Header, etc
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This form type is for all gazette pages that either do not have names or are indexes, title pages, etc., from which names will not be keyed.