Talk:World Archives Project: North Carolina, Native American Census, Selected Tribes, 1894-1913
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Q: With regards to the first series, there are the names of the parents and grandparents. Do you want these names keyed?
- A: No, only the primary person, who was part of the census, should be keyed. Annafechter 04:11, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
English vs Indian name
Q: Do we determine which is which solely based on the COLUMN it was written in, or are we to determine which is which by how the name sounds?
I ask this because of a particular pattern that develops, in which an Indian name is used as a surname for his children.
You notice in this record that Sequahyah is written in the English column, not the Indian, and the daughter is named Nellie Sequahyah.
- A: Yes, it should be based on the column you find it in - when there is not a column header stating which name it is use your best judgment.
Q: Is the Indian name field to only be used for Indian names, or may it be used as generic alias field if the situation arises? (I have no example at the moment)
- A: The Indian name field should only have the Indian names keyed in it.
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