World Archives Project: West Yorkshire, England, Quarter Session Orders, 1637-1914

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Revision as of 14:56, 22 August 2013

About this project This is a collection of Quarterly Sessions from West Yorkshire. Fields to be keyed: Name, Alias Name, Residence Place and Civil Date.Some of the images are very old and the hand writing is difficult to read.

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Project Instructions
This is a collection of Quarterly Sessions from West Yorkshire. Fields to be keyed: Name, Alias Name, Residence Place and Civil Date. Some of the images are very old and the hand writing is difficult to read.

Names should be keyed from the written text. These names will also appear in the margins. Names found in the margins should only be used to help identify the location of a person's name, but the name should be keyed in its fullest found in the paragraph next to the column. On some of the older images, if you can't decipher the name in the paragraph, then the name can be keyed from the column.

If the same name appears more than once on the same image, only key once. Do not key names of Jurors, Judges, Witnesses, and Committee members.

Alias names may appear in either the margin or the written text.

Dates may appear in multiple places on the image. The civil date will usually be by the name in the written text. If no date appears here, then key from the date at the top of the image. If neither of these dates are available on the image, the key from the date written in the margin.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
List
Index
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data

List

File:WY Quarter Sessions List 1.JPG

Choose the "List" form type when image contains content that needs to be keyed. They will typically have paragraphs of handwritten text. If an image is complete illegible, it should be classified as "Cover page, Section header, etc."

Additional Image Samples



Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. If the same name appears more than once on the same image, only key once. Do not key names of Jurors, Judges and Witnesses. Names of individuals will appear in the margin columns. This name should only be used to help identify the location of a person's name, but the name should be keyed in its fullest found in the paragraph next to the column. On some of the older images, if you can't decipher the name in the paragraph, then the name can be keyed from the column. See samples for examples.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the same name appears more than once on the same image, only key once. Do not key names of Jurors, Judges and Witnesses. Names of individuals will appear in the margin columns. This name should only be used to help identify the location of a person's name, but the name should be keyed in its fullest found in the paragraph next to the column. On some of the older images, if you can't decipher the name in the paragraph, then the name can be keyed from the column. See samples for examples.

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you.

Alias Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the alias as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering the periods. Alias names can appear in either the margin or the written text.

Alias Surname

Key the surname of the alias as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. Alias names can appear in either the margin or the written text.

Residence Place

Key the residence place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided to assist you. The residence place will usually appear by the name, sometimes with the words "late of" or "parish of" before the Residence Place. See samples for examples.

Civil Day

Key the Day from the Civil Date.The civil date will usually be by the name in the written text. If no date appears here, then key from the date at the top of the image. If neither of these dates are available on the image, the key from the date written in the margin. See samples for examples.

Civil Month

Key the Month in its three-letter abbreviation from the Civil Date using the dictionary provided to assist you. The civil date will usually be by the name in the written text. If no date appears here, then key from the date at the top of the image. If neither of these dates are available on the image, the key from the date written in the margin. See samples for examples.

Civil Year

When provided, key the Year in its numerical format from the Civil Date.The civil date will usually be by the name in the written text. If no date appears here, then key from the date at the top of the image. If neither of these dates are available on the image, the key from the date written in the margin. See samples for examples.

Keying Image Samples

Index

File:WY Quarter Sessions Index 1.JPG

Choose the "Index" form type when the image is of an internal index and contains names with page numbers.


Additional Image Samples



Cover page, Section header, etc.

File:WY Quarter Sessions Cover Page 2.JPG

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

File:WY Quarter Sessions No Data 1.JPG

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.

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