Talk:World Archives Project: Citizenship Case Files of the U.S. Court in Indian Territory

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Q: Is "end of file" considered a cover page or an image with no data?

A: This would be an image with no data. -- Wiedwoman 05:18, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Q; If we encounter a page that says "File number XXX is missing" is this considered a cover page, image no data or do we include it as a file number?

A: This would be a cover page. -- Wiedwoman 14:39, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Q: I encountered an image that is a file folder, but it has a name not a number, how would I classify that?

A: Record this as a file folder and f7 to accept it. -- Wiedwoman 22:43, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Q: I encountered a page that says "File Number XXX Continued." How would I classify it?

A: I would classify it as image with no data. -- Wiedwoman 03:26, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Q: When keying in the "file name" on this collection they have all been [first name, last name Vs whatever Nation] this is followed by the case #. Whenever there is a difference in spelling (even if it's just one letter different) the case number is different. One of the file names on image 3 of 10 is "CALEB W HUBBARD V CHEROKEE NATION" (CASE # 257). On image 4 of 10 the file name is "HUBBARD, CALEB W V CHEROKEE NATION" (also CASE # 257) Since the "file name" is to be keyed as seen, should I key it in as seen in the image 4 of 10? It is the ony file name that has been last name, first name vs whatever nation.

A: Key as seen. Some of the case names were reversed, but you should always key as seen. -- Wiedwoman 19:20, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

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