World Archives Project: New Zealand, City & Area Directories, 1866-1955 (Part 2)
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About this project
This collection consists of city and area directories for New Zealand, from 1866 to 1955:Wise's New Zealand Post Office Directories, 1875-1955 Stone's Dunedin & Invercargill Directory, 1886 Stone's Otago & Southland Directories, 1909 & 1915The Wise's New Zealand Post Office Directory comprises the majority of this collection. The directory was an unauthorized, commercial endeavor sanctioned by the Post Office and published by Henry Wise & Co., Dunedin. It covered all of New Zealand and was the first national postal directory of householders. The directory was published nearly every year or two years from 1872 to 1955.
This project is currently in Testing
This project is being tested at the moment and is not available for keying.
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Names will only be keyed from the alphabetical and street directory listings. Adverstisement and other non name directory pages should be classified as "Cover page, Section header, etc."
Business names will be keyed in their own field. In many directories, business names are in all caps or are bolded, and so can be easily distinguished from person names.
Watch out for entries where individuals are listed as part of a business, but then also have their own entry. For example:
Aitken Bros (Alex and Geo)
Aitken, Alex (of Aitken Bros)
Aitken, Geo (of Aitken Bros)
On alphabetical directories where you can see all of these entries right next to each other, please key one entry for the business, and then one entry for each person.
This form type is for all images from which names will be keyed.
Key business names (e.g. "Marshall, Izard & Wilson", "Wanganui Chronicle Co, Ltd", "John Jones & Sons, Ltd", "Bassett & Co, Ltd") here. Remember to key as a separate record, even if a person's name (such as an owner or proprietor) is given on the same line. Key as seen.
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.
Additional Image Samples
Image with no data
Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.