World Archives Project: West Yorkshire, England, School Records, 1855-1914

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About this project This is a collection of school records in West Yorkshire. Fields to be keyed: Name, Gender, Birth Date, Event Date, Father's Name, Mother's Name and Birth Place.

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Project Instructions
This is a collection of school records in West Yorkshire. From this collection we will key Name, Gender, Birth Date, Event Date, Father's Name, Mother's Name and Birth Place.

Images that contain names with information should be classified as the "Record" form type. From these images we are keying given, surname, father's name, mother's name, gender, birth date, event date and birth place.

When keying Event Dates look for the following key words from each form type:

On Admission form type the Event date can be located by the key words: "Date of Admission" or "Admitted". On the Discharge form type by the key words: "Date of Discharge", "Discharged" or "Licensed". On the Commitment form type by the key words: "Where and when convicted" or "Where and when Committed".

If "ditto" marks appear then copy from the record above.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Admission
Commitment
Discharge
Index
Post 1914
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data
Target

Admission



The Admission form type can be identified by having the words "Admitted" or "Admission" at the top of the image.

Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in the dictionary then key the prefix as seen. Only prefix values should go in the prefix field.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. The Given name can be located by the key word: "Name".

Surname

The Surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen. The Given name can be located by the key word: "Name".

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen. When provided, the Suffix can be located after the Surname.

Gender

Key the gender in full using the dictionary to assist you. The location of the Gender can be in the header of the image or by the Given name. If Gender is located at the top of the image then copy down for each record.

Birth Day

When provided, key the Day from the Birth date which can be located by the title of: "Date of Birth". Do not key any record that is post 1914.

Birth Month

Key numbers for months where the value is a number and if the month is written out, key as a three character abbreviation based on the dictionary. If not in the dictionary, key as seen. Do not key any record that is post 1914. When provided, Birth Date can be located by the title: "Date of Birth".

Birth Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits. Do not key any record that is post 1914. When provided, Birth Date can be located by the title: "Date of Birth".

Event Day

Key the Day from the Event date. Event date can be located by the key words: "Date of Admission" or "Admitted". If "ditto" marks appear then copy from record above. Do not key any record that is post 1914.

Event Month

Key numbers for months where the value is a number and if the month is written out, key as a three character abbreviation based on the dictionary. If not in the dictionary, key as seen. Do not key any record that is post 1914. Key the Month from the Event date. Event date can be located by the key words: "Date of Admission" or "Admitted". If "ditto" marks appear then copy from record above.

Event Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits. Do not key any record that is post 1914. Key the Year from the Event date. Event date can be located by the key words: "Date of Admission" or "Admitted". If "ditto" marks appear then copy from record above.

Father Given

The Father Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Father Given. If the name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. When provided, the Father's name can be located by the titles: "Father", "Name of Parents".

Father Surname

The Father Surname is the last name of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Father Surname using the dictionary provided. If a surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.When provided, the Father's name can be located by the titles: "Father", "Name of Parents".

Mother Given

The Mother Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the mother of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Mother Given. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.When provided, the Mother's name can be located by the titles: "Mother", "Name of Parents".

Mother Surname

The Mother Surname is the last name of the mother of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Mother Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. When provided, the Mother's name can be located by the titles: "Mother", "Name of Parents".

Birth Place

Using the dictionary provided, key the Birth Place. If a value is not in the dictionary, then key as seen. When provided, the Birth Place can be located by the key words of: "Where Born" or "Birth Place".

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Commitment



The Commitment form type can be identified with the phrase: "Conduct during Detention" and will have a Committed or a Conviction date that will be keyed as the Event Date.

Additional Image Samples

Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in the dictionary then key the prefix as seen. Only prefix values should go in the prefix field.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. The Given name can be located by the key word: "Name".

Surname

The Surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen. The Given name can be located by the key word: "Name".

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen. When provided, the Suffix can be located after the Surname.

Gender

Key the gender in full using the dictionary to assist you. The location of the Gender can be in the header of the image or by the Given name. If Gender is located at the top of the image then copy down for each record.

Birth Day

When provided, key the Day from the Birth date which can be located by the title of: "Date of Birth". Do not key any record that is post 1914.

Birth Month

Key numbers for months where the value is a number and if the month is written out, key as a three character abbreviation based on the dictionary. If not in the dictionary, key as seen. Do not key any record that is post 1914. When provided, Birth Date can be located by the title: "Date of Birth".

Birth Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits. Do not key any record that is post 1914. When provided, Birth Date can be located by the title: "Date of Birth".

Event Day

Key the Day from the Event date. Event date can be located by the key words: "Where and when convicted" or "Where and when Committed". Do not key any record that is post 1914. If "ditto" marks appear then copy from record above.

Event Month

Key numbers for months where the value is a number and if the month is written out, key as a three character abbreviation based on the dictionary. If not in the dictionary, key as seen. Do not key any record that is post 1914. Key the Month from the Event date. Event date can be located by the key words: "Where and when convicted" or "Where and when Committed". If "ditto" marks appear then copy from record above.

Event Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits. Do not key any record that is post 1914. Key the Year from the Event date. Event date can be located by the key words: "Where and when convicted" or "Where and when Committed". If "ditto" marks appear then copy from record above.

Father Given

The Father Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Father Given. If the name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. When provided, the Father's name can be located by the titles: "Father", "Name of Parents".

Father Surname

The Father Surname is the last name of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Father Surname using the dictionary provided. If a surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen. When provided, the Father's name can be located by the titles: "Father", "Name of Parents".

Mother Given

The Mother Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the mother of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Mother Given. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. When provided, the Mother's name can be located by the titles: "Mother", "Name of Parents".

Mother Surname

The Mother Surname is the last name of the mother of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Mother Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. When provided, the Mother's name can be located by the titles: "Mother", "Name of Parents".

Birth Place

Using the dictionary provided, key the Birth Place. If a value is not in the dictionary, then key as seen. When provided, the Birth Place can be located by the key words of: "Where Born" or "Birth Place".

Keying Image Samples

Discharge



The Discharge form type can be identified by having the words "Discharge" or "Discharged" at the top of the form.

Additional Image Samples

Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in the dictionary then key the prefix as seen. Only prefix values should go in the prefix field.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. The Given name can be located by the key word: "Name".

Surname

The Surname is the last name of the primary person to whom the record applies. Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen. The Given name can be located by the key word: "Name".

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen. When provided, the Suffix can be located after the Surname.

Gender

Key the gender in full using the dictionary to assist you. The location of the Gender can be in the header of the image or by the Given name. If Gender is located at the top of the image then copy down for each record.

Birth Day

When provided, key the Day from the Birth date which can be located by the title of: "Date of Birth". Do not key any record that is post 1914.

Birth Month

Key numbers for months where the value is a number and if the month is written out, key as a three character abbreviation based on the dictionary. If not in the dictionary, key as seen. Do not key any record that is post 1914. When provided, Birth Date can be located by the title: "Date of Birth".

Birth Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits. Do not key any record that is post 1914. When provided, Birth Date can be located by the title: "Date of Birth".

Event Day

Key the Day from the Event date. Event date can be located by the key words: "Date of Discharge", "Discharged" or "Licensed". Do not key any record that is post 1914. If "ditto" marks appear then copy from record above.

Event Month

Key numbers for months where the value is a number and if the month is written out, key as a three character abbreviation based on the dictionary. If not in the dictionary, key as seen. Do not key any record that is post 1914. Key the Month from the Event date. Event date can be located by the key words: "Date of Discharge", "Discharged" or "Licensed". If "ditto" marks appear then copy from record above.

Event Year

Key the two or four digit number designated as the birth year in the birth date. The Year must be either two or four digits. Do not key any record that is post 1914. Key the Year from the Event date. Event date can be located by the key words: "Date of Discharge", "Discharged" or "Licensed". If "ditto" marks appear then copy from record above.

Father Given

The Father Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Father Given. If the name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. When provided, the Father's name can be located by the titles: "Father", "Name of Parents".

Father Surname

The Father Surname is the last name of the father of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Father Surname using the dictionary provided. If a surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen. When provided, the Father's name can be located by the titles: "Father", "Name of Parents".

Mother Given

The Mother Given is the first name or initial with any middle names or initials of the mother of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Using the dictionary provided, key the Mother Given. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. When provided, the Mother's name can be located by the titles: "Mother", "Name of Parents".

Mother Surname

The Mother Surname is the last name of the mother of the primary person to whom the record pertains. Key the Mother Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. When provided, the Mother's name can be located by the titles: "Mother", "Name of Parents".

Birth Place

Using the dictionary provided, key the Birth Place. If a value is not in the dictionary, then key as seen. When provided, the Birth Place can be located by the key words of: "Where Born" or "Birth Place".

Keying Image Samples

Index



Choose Index form type when the image has a list of names with a page number next to them.

Additional Image Samples

Post 1914



A Post 1914 form can be identified as any record that has a date that is post 1914. We will not be keying these records because of privacy restrictions

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.

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.

Target



Choose "Target" form type when the image is of a color and/or grayscale target.

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