World Archives Project: Abden, Fife, Scotland, Poor Law Records, 1888-1940

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This collection contains records of inmates in the Kirkcaldy Combination Poorhouse from the years of 1888 to 1940.

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Project Instructions The images in this collection include detailed information of those who were inmates in the Kirkcaldy Combination Poorhouse. Please key all available fields from the Register form types. The only records that should be keyed are those that do NOT have an admission date AFTER 1912. If a record appears with an admission date AFTER 1912 that record should be ignored.

What Names Should I Key? Key every name that appears in the "Name" column on the Registers Of Inmates. Names that appear with admission dates AFTER 1912 should not be keyed. If the entire register contains only records with admission dates AFTER 1912, it should be marked as a 'Privacy' form type.

Project Form Types and Field Helps
Register
Privacy
Index
Cover page, Section header, etc.
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Register

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The Register form type will have lists of names to key with the keywords "Register of Inmates in the Kirkcaldy Combination Poorhouse" typically found in the header.

Register Keying Instructions

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Mr," or "Mrs," of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The name of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Name".

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space. The name of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Name".

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The name of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Name".

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III," following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The name of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Name".

Admission Age

Key the age at the time the record was recorded. If present, age may be found in the column titled "Age".

Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" or certain acceptable fractions for ages displayed in months only. If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, “10 years, 7 months” would be keyed as “10". If an age includes both a year and a fraction, key only the year. For example, “3 3/12” would be keyed as "3". If an age appears only in months, key age as a fraction. For example, “7 Months” would be keyed as “7/12” and “18 Months” would be keyed as "18/12". If an age is expressed in weeks, days, or hours, “0” (zero) should be keyed as the age. For example, “3 weeks” would be keyed as “0” and “8 weeks” would be keyed as “0”.

Gender

Key the sex or gender as an abbreviation from the record. The gender of the primary person will need to be determined by whether the "/" appears in the column titled "Man", "Woman", "Boy", or "Girl".

Admission Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the admission date. The admission date may be found in the column titled "Date of Admission".

Admission Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the admission date using the dictionary provided for assistance. The admission date may be found in the column titled "Date of Admission".

Admission Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the admission date. The admission date may appear in the column titled "Date of Admission".

Death Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the death date. When the death date appears, it may be found in the column titled "Death Date".

Death Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided for assistance. When the death date appears, it may be found in the column titled "Death Date".

Death Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the death date. When the death date appears, it may be found in the column titled "Death Date".

Register Image Samples



Privacy

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Please choose the Privacy form type if all records on an image have Admission Years AFTER 1912.

Index

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Images of an internal index. An Index usually contains names (often in alphabetical order) with a corresponding page number so as to find the individual listed. Some indexes have alphabetical tabs on the right or left margin.

Cover page, Section header, etc.

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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.

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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.