Talk:World Archives Project: Minnesota, Indian Allotment Records
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Extra Keying Helps
Common Keying Errors Found by Reviewers
Gender: There are tick marks in the female column on almost every entry. So far, no one has keyed them. We are supposed to key these as per the instructions.
For the Given and Surname fields: These fields are required fields. If these fields have no information, you should Ctrl+B them.
Questions and Answers
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Q: I have an image that indicates the person's relationship in the Gender columns (e.g. instead of an X in the Female column, I see Wife or Dau).
- A: This is a good indicator of what gender they are. And generally the wife is in the female column and son in the male column, etc. Annafechter 03:15, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Q: Should those people identified as children have their own record, should they be populated in the Child fields on the parent record, or both?
- A: This depends on the type of record - when there is a child column on the record the child's name should be entered in the Child field. When the child is listed under the parents names, as a separate line/record like in the image below, they should be entered as a separate record.
2. If the child's info should be populated on the parent's record, should the child be populated on records for both father and mother if both are present?
- A: I think the previous answer applies here, if not send me an email, worldarchivesproject at ancestry.com. Annafechter 03:15, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
Q: I have images with a column "Age in 1891." Do you not want this info recorded?
- A: I would say no. They are only asking for the age in 1889. --Wiedwoman 15:48, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
Q: The main image sample for Allotment Records has ticks (checks) only in the "female" column, even for people with names such as Edward Wilson, George Smith, etc. I suspect this column was being used for something other than gender. Should we still key gender as female for the people with ticks on this image? --Katerimmer 10:20, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
I noticed that, also. However, since most of the sets were keyed with the ticks being keyed.....
In the images I've seen like this, only those records where "mixed" is indicated somewhere on the record AND the person was born before 1889 have checkmarks - all other records are blank. This is true for the sample image as well - thus, I didn't enter these as "gender" because it seems to indicate Native Americans of mixed blood born before 1889.
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